1. Ted RatliffPRO
    Owner, SeniorCare Financial Services Northeast Ohio,
    Outpatient Surgery is covered under Medicare Part B.  Part A covers Hospital stays.  Part B covers outpatient costs such as outpatient surgery, doctor visits, outpatient lab and xrays.  Under Part B you are responsible for 20% of the Medicare approved amount.  Some states allow a doctor to charge up to 15% more than the Medicare approved amount that would also be your responsibility.
    Answered on April 30, 2013
  2. Bob VineyardPRO
    Founder, Georgia Medicare Plans, Atlanta,GA
    Medicare Part A is designed for inpatient hospital treatment only. Even though some outpatient surgery may be performed in a hospital setting, or hospital affiliated clinic, outpatient surgery is a covered item under Medicare Part B.

    Medicare part B has an annual deductible. In 2013 the Part B deductible is $147. After you have satisfied your deductible Medicare pays 80% of the approved amount and you are responsible for the remaining 20%. If you use a provider that does not accept assignment, excess charges may apply. 

    Some (but not all) Medicare supplement plans cover excess charges.
    Answered on May 2, 2013
  3. Jason GoldenzweigPRO
    Co-Founder, TermInsuranceBrokers.com, Goldenzweig Financial Group, Haymarket, Virginia
    Outpatient surgery would be covered under Medicare Part B. Part A covers inpatient hospital stays and procedures.

    Please note, Part A & Part B only cover 80% of the costs after the deductibles (Part A - $1,216 in 2014; Part B - $147 in 2014). You can purchase a Medigap plan to cover the deductibles and the other 20% of your medical care.

    Please feel free to contact me with any other questions. Thanks very much.
    Answered on May 21, 2014
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