Diagnostic non-laboratory tests

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)

 covers these tests (like CT scans, MRIs, EKGs, X-rays, and PET scans) when your doctor or other health care provider orders them as part of treating a medical problem.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay 20% of the 

Medicare-Approved Amount

 of covered diagnostic non-laboratory tests done in your doctor’s office or in an independent testing facility, and the Part B 

deductible [glossary]

 applies. You pay a 


 for diagnostic non-laboratory tests done in a hospital outpatient setting.

What it is

Tests done to help your doctor diagnose or rule out a suspected illness or condition.

Things to know

Medicare also covers some preventive tests and screenings to help prevent or find a medical problem.

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