EKG or ECG screenings

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)

 covers an electrocardiogram screening if you get a 


 from your doctor or other health care provider as part of your one-time "Welcome to Medicare" preventive visit. Part B also covers EKGs as diagnostic tests. Medicare covers these screenings once when part of the “Welcome to Medicare” visit and more often when used as a diagnostic test.

Your costs in Original Medicare
  • You pay 20% of the Medicare-Approved Amount , and the Part B deductible [glossary] applies.
  • If you have the test at a hospital or a hospital-owned clinic, you also pay the hospital a copayment .


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


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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