FAQ Friday: Does Medicare cover Endoscopy Procedure?

Medicare does cover the Endoscopy procedure. Endoscopy is considered an outpatient procedure. Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers medically necessary diagnostic and treatment services you get as an outpatient from a Medicare-participating hospital. If you just have Original Medicare, Medicare will pay 80% and you generally pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for the doctor or other health care provider’s services, and the Part B deductible applies.

If you have a Medicare Supplement like Plan F, Plan G or Plan N; Medicare will pay 80% and your supplement will pay the 20%. As long as you have met your Part B deductible with Plan’s G and N, you will not have any out of pocket cost.