• Medicare

    Your Right to a Second Opinion Under Medicare

    If you’re facing a non-emergency surgery or some other significant medical procedure or treatment, Medicare will cover a consultation with another doctor if you want a second opinion. As with most elective surgeries or other major but non-urgent procedure, you can afford to take a little more time to weigh your options. If enrolled in traditional Medicare, you can ask your primary care doctor to recommend an appropriate but different specialist for a second opinion, or you can go directly to another specialist of your choice. If the first and second opinions don’t agree, Medicare will cover one more opinion from a third doctor. In each case, you pay 20%…