Jun 10th, 2017 Medicare
Knee Replacement surgery is among the most common surgeries for people who are 65 and above. Medicare Part A and Part B cover different portions of this procedure and post-surgery care when it is medically necessary as suggested by the doctor.
To find out the list of orthopedic surgeons who are enrolled with medicare, refer to our website //www.medicarelist.com/orthopedic-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 he/she is having surgery or a procedure, he/she can do some things in advance to figure out approximately how much he/she will have to pay.
Any inpatient stay associated with a knee replacement surgery is covered under Medicare Part A. Any outpatient care associated with a knee replacement surgery is covered under Medicare Part B. However, the patient has to pay the Medicare Part A and Part B deductibles and co-payments (if any).
The other costs that might be included is that of any prescription medications that the doctor might prescribe such as painkillers, anticoagulants, or antibiotics. Medicare Part A covers the prescription drugs during the inpatient stay. Medicare Part B covers the prescription drugs associated when the patient is given outpatient services.
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan may help cover the patient’s prescription drugs, although not every prescription drug is covered under every plan. Medicare prescription drug plans maintain their own lists of covered drugs.
Medicare Supplement insurance (for limiting out-of-pocket expenses) and a stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan (for prescription drugs) are the options to be considered for overall reduction in expenses if the person is enrolled in Original Medicare. The other option is to get a good Medicare Advantage plan which covers prescription drugs (sometimes called MA-PD) and also have limit on maximum out-of-pocket expenses.
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