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Medicare & Medicaid Coverage for Screening Mammography

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) pays for a variety of preventive services and screenings, including screening mammography. CMS does not pay for 3D mammograms.


Medicare covers 2D and 3D (Tomosynthesis) screening mammography for female recipients as a preventive health measure for the purpose of early detection of breast cancer. Medicare does not require a physician’s prescription or referral for screening mammography. Information about Medicare coverage is available online at or through the Medicare Hotline at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).    

  • Medicare will pay for a screening 3D (Tomosynthesis) Mammogram with no out of pocket expense for patients.
  • Medicare does not pay for screening mammograms for female beneficiaries younger than 35.
  • Medicare will pay for one baseline mammogram for female beneficiaries between the ages of 35 and 39.
  • Medicare covers screening mammography for women age 40 and over on an annual basis. Once a woman reaches age 40, a screening mammogram has to have occurred at least 11 months after the last covered screening mammogram.


Medicaid covers screening mammography for female beneficiaries as a preventive health measure for the purpose of early detection of breast cancer. Information about Medicaid coverage is available at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

  • Women 20-39 years. Medicaid will pay for one exam annually when the recipient has (this is not an all-inclusive list):
      1. Documented positive BRCA mutation
      2. Personal history of ovarian cancer
      3. Personal history of chest radiation
      4. Personal history of atypical/high risk biopsy(ies)
      5. Strong family history of breast cancer (first-degree relative: mother, sister, daughter)
  • Women 35-39 years. Medicaid will pay for one baseline exam within the five years.
  • Women 40 years and older. Medicaid will pay for one exam annually.


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