Medicare Surgeon Fee Question

Jul 13, 2015

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  1. nylife11023
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    I have a question about surgery coverage under traditional medicare.

    When you have an inpatient (approved) surgical procedure (like a gall bladder removal) at a private non-teaching hospital where the surgeons are all in private practice, is the surgeon's fee a Part-A coverage (because it took place in a hospital) or is it a Part-B item which will cost you 20% (assuming you don't have a gap plan.)

    If it is a Part-B, wouldn't it make better sense to have the operation at a teaching hospital where the surgeons are on staff?
     
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