Your Medicare Coverage
Is my test, item, or service covered?
How often is it covered?
Medicare covers chemotherapy for cancer patients who are hospital inpatients and outpatients, as well as for patients in a doctor's office or freestanding clinic.
All people with Medicare are covered.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay a copayment as a hospital outpatient.
Your doctor or other health care provider may recommend you get services more often than Medicare covers. Or, they may recommend services that Medicare doesn’t cover. If this happens, you may have to pay some or all of the costs. It’s important to ask questions so you understand why your doctor is recommending certain services and whether Medicare will pay for them.