covers a second opinion by a doctor that accepts Medicare in some cases for
surgery that isn’t an emergency. Medicare also will help pay for a third opinion if the first and second opinions are different.
You pay 20% of the
. The Part B
applies. 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 doesn't agree with 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.