Your Medicare Coverage
Is my test, item, or service covered?
Hepatitis C screening test
How often is it covered?
Medicare covers one Hepatitis C screening test. Medicare also covers yearly repeat screening for certain people at high risk.
People with Medicare who meet one of these conditions:
- Those at high risk because they use or used illicit injection drugs.
- Those who had a blood transfusion before 1992.
- Those born between 1945-1965.
Your costs in Original Medicare
Medicare will only cover Hepatitis C screening tests if your primary care doctor or practitioner orders them. You pay nothing for the screening test if your doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts assignment.