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Does Medicare cover emergency room visits?

November 9, 2020

From the Medical News Today website

Medicare covers emergency room visits within the United States and its territories. Out-of-pocket costs differ between original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans.

In most cases, Medicare does not cover emergency room visits for people traveling in a foreign country. However, Medigap, which is Medicare supplemental insurance, has some plans that offer this benefit.

This article discusses coverage of emergency room visits with original Medicare (Part A and Part B) and Medicare Advantage plans. It also explains inpatient and outpatient costs, examines Medicare and Medigap coverage of emergency room visits in a foreign country, and looks at Medicare coverage of urgent care.

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