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En español | If you’re enrolled in the original Medicare program, it’s important to ask any doctor you see whether he or she accepts “assignment” — before you receive care — because this can have an impact on what you pay.
If you have Medigap insurance, all policies cover Part B’s 20 percent copays in full or in part. Two policies (F and G) cover excess charges from doctors who don’t accept assignment.
Note that these rules apply only to the original Medicare program. If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, such as an HMO or PPO, you pay the specific copays for doctors’ services that your plan requires.
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