Urgently needed care

Urgently needed care

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)

 covers urgently needed care to treat a sudden illness or injury that isn’t a medical emergency requiring immediate medical attention to prevent a disability or death.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay 20% of the 

Medicare-approved amount

 for your doctor or other health care provider's services, and the Part B 

Deductible [glossary]

 applies. In a hospital outpatient setting, you also pay a 




To find out how much your test, item, or service will cost, talk to your doctor or health care provider. The specific amount you’ll owe may depend on several things, like:

  • Other insurance you may have
  • How much your doctor charges
  • Whether your doctor accepts assignment
  • The type of facility
  • Where you get your test, item, or service

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