Does Medicare Cover EKG?

The initial exam that you receive when you first start your Medicare coverage is very important so you don’t want to miss it.  The “Welcome to Medicare” physical exam is important for many different reasons starting with your possible health issues.  Heart disease is one thing screened for with the welcome exam and you will get this screening in the form of an EKG.

Your “Welcome to Medicare” physical exam is the only time you can get a referral for the EKG to be covered by Medicare.  When you are charged for the EKG you will only be responsible for 20% of the amount that is charged by the EKG provider.  This means you will still have a bill to pay, but the majority of the bill will have been paid.

This is a very important screening to get that you will want to ask about when you have your welcome exam as it is only covered once.  Don’t refuse this opportunity as you won’t get it again and it could be your opportunity to prevent a major heart issue.  Talk to your physician about the opportunity when you start Medicare and don’t let the opportunity pass you by.

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