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
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