Prostate cancer screenings

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers digital rectal exams and prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood tests once every 12 months for men over 50 (starting the day after your 50th birthday).

Your costs in Original Medicare

  • Digital rectal exam: After you meet the Part B Deductible , you pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for a yearly digital rectal exam and for your doctor's services related to the exam. In a hospital outpatient setting , you also pay a separate hospital visit copayment .
  • PSA blood test: You pay nothing for a yearly PSA blood test. If you get the test from a doctor that doesn’t accept assignment , you may have to pay an additional fee for the doctor's services, but not for the test itself.

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