covers approved procedures, like X-rays, casts, stitches, or outpatient surgeries.
You pay 20% of the
for your doctor’s or other health care provider’s services. You usually pay the hospital a
for each service you get in a hospital outpatient setting. There are exceptions for costly surgical procedures (called “comprehensive services”), like total knee replacements. For these services, you pay 20% for the entire episode of care, including any drugs, laboratory tests, and other services.
In most cases, for each service provided, the copayment can’t be more than the Part A hospital stay
. The Part B deductible applies, and you pay all costs for items or services that Medicare doesn’t cover.