In some cases,
covers a second opinion for
surgery that isn’t an emergency. Medicare will also help pay for a third surgical opinion if the first and second opinions are different.
After you meet the
, you pay 20% of the
. The second doctor may ask you to get additional tests as a result of the visit. Medicare will help pay for these tests, just as it helps pay for other services that are medically necessary. If the second opinion is different from the first opinion, you pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for a third opinion.
A second opinion is when another doctor gives their view about your health problem and how it should be treated.