Breast prostheses

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)

 covers some external breast prostheses (including a post-surgical bra) after a mastectomy. Part A covers surgically implanted breast prostheses after a mastectomy if the surgery takes place in an inpatient setting. Part B covers the surgery if it takes place in an outpatient setting.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay 20% of the 

Medicare-Approved Amount

 for the doctor's services and the external breast prostheses. The Part B 

deductible [glossary]

 applies.

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
  • If your doctor accepts assignment
  • The type of facility
  • Where you get your test, item, or service