1. 120 POINTS
    Tom Picht
    If original Medicare is your primary insurance while on Medicare, any procedure that is deemed to be medical necessary is covered.  And any Supplemental/Medigap plan coverage would pay according to the plans coverage once, Medicare pays there portion.  If you have an Advantage Plan for your Medicare coverage, I would recommend that you check with your specific insurance provider to determine what your out of pocket expense would be for any procedure.
    Answered on May 16, 2013
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    Edward Crowe
    Owner, Crowe and Associates, Brookfield, CT
    Original Medicare would cover an upper Endoscopy at 80% of the Medicare allowable amount (meaning you can only be billed based on the amount Medicare allows for the procedure) once the Part B deductible of $166 has been satisfied for the year. If you have a Medicare supplement, it will cover some or all of the deductible and 20% based on which sup you have purchased. A Medicare Advantage plan (Managed Medicare plan) will have a copay associated with the procedure which varies depending on the company and plan you have. It is usually an Outpatient surgery copay.
    Answered on February 17, 2016
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