Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)
covers a routine EKG or ECG screening if you get a
from your doctor or other health care provider during your one-time "Welcome to Medicare" preventative visit. Part B also covers EKGs or ECGs as diagnostic tests. Medicare covers these screenings once when you get a referral as part of your “Welcome to Medicare” visit, and more often as a diagnostic test if
Your costs in Original Medicare
After you meet the Part B
, you pay 20% of the
If you have the test at a hospital or a hospital-owned clinic, you also pay the hospital a
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 if, or how much, Medicare will pay for them.