Anesthesia

Anesthesia

How often is it covered?

 covers anesthesia services provided by a hospital if you're an inpatient. 

 covers anesthesia services provided by:

Who's eligible?

All people with Medicare Part A and/or Part B are covered.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay 20% of the 

 for the anesthesia services provided by a doctor or certified registered nurse anesthetist. The Part B 

 applies. The anesthesia service must be associated with the underlying medical or surgical service. You may have to pay an additional 

 to the facility. 

Note

To find out how much your test, item, or service will cost, talk to your doctor or health care provider. The specific amount you’ll owe may depend on several things, like:

  • Other insurance you may have
  • How much your doctor charges
  • Whether your doctor accepts assignment
  • The type of facility
  • Where you get your test, item, or service

Note

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. Ask questions so you understand why your doctor is recommending certain services and whether Medicare will pay for them.

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