Emergency department services
usually covers emergency department services when you have an injury, a sudden illness, or an illness that quickly gets much worse.
- You pay a
Copaymentfor each emergency department visit and a copayment for each hospital service.
- You also pay 20% of the
Medicare-approved amountfor your doctor's services, and the Part B Deductible [glossary]applies.
- If you're admitted to the same hospital for a related condition within 3 days of your emergency department visit, you don't pay the copayment because your visit is considered to be part of your inpatient stay.
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
Medicare covers emergency services in foreign countries only in rare circumstances.