Medicare covers many necessary medical surgeries and other related doctor’s services. This includes hip replacement surgery which is done by orthopedic surgeon. Before undergoing any surgery, it is a good option to research about the best surgical doctors who participate in medicare program.
To find out the list of orthopedic surgeons who accept patients with medicare insurance, refer to our website //www.medicarelist.com/orthopedic-surgery/
To qualify for this surgery, the person’s doctor will have to provide detailed information and medical records to show hip replacement is medically required for the patient.
What is the cost for hip replacement surgery?
For surgeries or procedures, it’s difficult to estimate costs in advance because no one knows what kind of service is needed for the patient. If you or any member of your family is having surgery or a procedure, you can do some things in advance to figure out approximately how much it will cost for the complete procedure.
- Ask the doctor, hospital, or facility how much the patient has to pay for the surgery and any care afterward.
- Understand if the patient will be treated as an inpatient or outpatient because costs (and insurance) may vary accordingly.
- Check with any other insurance the patient may have (like a Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policy, Medicaid, or coverage from his/her or spouse’s employer) to see what it will pay. If the patient belongs to a Medicare health plan (part C), contact his/her plan for more information.
- Check the patient’s Part A deductible if he/she expects to be admitted to the hospital.
- Check the patient’s Part B deductible for a doctor’s visit and other outpatient care.
- Patient needs to pay the deductible amounts before Medicare will start to pay. After Medicare starts to pay, he/she may have have to pay co-payments for the care.
What does Medicare cover for Hip replacement surgery?
Medicare covers for the following services.
- An evaluation consultation with an orthopedic surgeon.
- Pre-surgery consultation including diagnostic studies and lab tests.
- The surgery including fees for the doctor, anesthesia, hip implant, and operation room.
- Postoperative hospitalization.
- Safety bars and other medical equipment setup at home after postoperative recovery.
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy services.
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