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Under Original Medicare, the highest amount of money that you can be charged for a covered service by doctors or other health care providers who don't accept assignment. The limiting charge is 15% over Medicare's approved amount and only applies to certain services. It does not apply to supplies or equipment. Some Medigap policies do offer benefits that will pay the excess charge.