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What does Medicare cover with hip replacement?

Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B) can help cover specific costs of your hip replacement surgery.

Medicare Part A

According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, people typically need to stay in the hospital for 1 to 4 days following a hip replacement. During your stay at a Medicare-approved hospital, Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) will help pay for:

1. semi-private room
2. meals
3. nursing care
4. drugs that are part of your inpatient treatment

If you need skilled nursing care following the procedure, Part A helps cover the first 100 days of care. This can include physical therapy (PT).

Medicare Part B

If your hip replacement is performed at anoutpatient surgical facility, Medicare Part B (medical insurance) should helpcover the costs of your care. Whether your surgery is done at a hospital oroutpatient facility, Medicare Part B will typically help pay for:

1. doctor’s fees (pre and post-op visits, post-op physical therapy, etc.)
2. surgery
3. durable medical equipment (cane, walker, etc.)

Reference : https://www.healthline.com/health/medicare/does-medicare-cover-hip-replacement#whats-covered

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