Your Medicare Coverage

Is my test, item, or service covered?

Urgently needed care

How often is it covered?

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers urgently needed care to treat a sudden illness or injury that isn't a medical emergency.

Who's eligible?

All people with Part B are covered.

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

Note

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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