You can either call the doctor’s office and ask. Or use the Medicare.gov Care Compare tool.
The tool lets you personalize results for doctors and hospitals in your area. It also gives you access to contact information, quality ratings, and maps and directions to help you find the doctor’s office.
Worth knowingMost doctors (providers and suppliers) accept ‘assignment.’ This means they agree to accept the Medicare-approved amount for covered services.
If your Medicare doctor accepts assignment:
- Your out-of-pocket costs may be less.
- Your doctor submits your claim directly to Medicare and can’t charge you for submitting it.
- Typically, you only pay your deductible and coinsurance amount.