Does Medicare Cover Emergency Room Visits?
This article was updated on: 07/28/2015
If you are injured, suddenly come down with an illness, or have a condition that suddenly gets worse and needs immediate medical care, you may be able to get Medicare Part B to cover an emergency room visit.
When Medicare covers an emergency room visit, you would pay a copayment for the visit itself and a copayment for each hospital service you receive there. You would also pay 20% of the Medicare-approved cost for doctor services, and the Part B deductible will apply.
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