Medicare and Caregivers

Frequently Asked Questions

18. What is a co-payment?

In some Medicare health and prescription drug plans, a co-payment is the amount the person will pay for each medical service, like a doctor's visit or prescription. A co-payment is usually a set amount. For example, this could be $10 or $20 for a doctor's visit or prescription. Co-payments are also used for some hospital outpatient services in Original Medicare.