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Defibrillator (implantable automatic)

Medicare covers these devices for some people diagnosed with heart failure. If the surgery takes place in an outpatient setting, you pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for the doctor’s services.

If you get the device as a hospital outpatient, you also pay the hospital a copayment . In most cases, the copayment amount can’t be more than the Part A hospital stay deductible . The Part B deductible applies. Part A covers surgeries to implant defibrillators in a hospital inpatient setting. See Hospital care (inpatient care)

 

Source:  Medicare & You 2017

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