covers approved outpatient services and supplies, like X-rays, casts, stitches, or outpatient surgeries.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay 20% of the
for your doctor’s or other health care provider’s services. You also usually pay 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, the copayment can’t be more than the Part A hospital stay
for each service you get . The Part B deductible applies, and you pay all costs for items or services that Medicare doesn’t cover.