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.

Who's eligible?

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

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