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.
You pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount if you get your treatment in a doctor's office or freestanding clinic.
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.