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Prostate Cancer Screening Medicare Coverage Detailed

Your Medicare Coverage

Prostate Cancer Screening Detailed

Coverage: Conditions that must be met before Medicare will provide coverage, and limits to coverage.

Medicare covers screening tests for all men with Medicare age 50 and older (coverage begins the day after the 50th birthday) once every 12 months. Covered tests include:

  • Digital Rectal Examination

  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test

CoPayment: The amount you need to pay.

Generally, 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for the digital rectal exam.

You pay $0 for the PSA test and 20% of the Medicare-approved amounts for other related services.

Medicare Part: The part of Medicare that pays for this service or supply.


Organization Name: The organization name that this coverage topic is associated with.

Important Notes: Details regarding important notes about the coverage.

You must pay an annual $147 deductible for Part B services and supplies before Medicare begins to pay its share.