Anesthesia

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)

 covers anesthesia services if you’re an inpatient in a hospital. 

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)

 covers anesthesia services if you’re an outpatient in a hospital or a patient in a freestanding 

ambulatory surgical center

.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay 20% of the 

Medicare-Approved Amount

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

deductible [glossary]

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

copayment

 to the facility. 

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