What is Part A Hospital & Part B MD Visits
How does it work, what is covered?
Medicare is a Health Insurance Program for people 65 years of age and older…, it’s the nation’s largest health insurance program and covers nearly 40 million Americans.
Medicare Part A
Medicare Part A Hospital coverage helps pay for care in hospitals as an inpatient,... skilled nursing facilities, hospice care, and some home health care (see publication # 10969) but not Long Term Care.
Most people get Part A automatically when they turn age 65 at no charge, since they or a spouse paid Medicare taxes while they were working. You need to sign up close to your 65th birthday, even if you will not be retired by that time. (If you are getting Social Security benefits when you turn 65, your Medicare Hospital Benefits - Part A - start automatically.)
Here's a chart it's just a illustration and is NOT official that shows what Medicare pays, the gaps in Medicare and what you may get when you add a Medi Gap Plan or Medicare Advantage to cover those gaps.
- Anthem Blue Cross
- Blue Shield – Medi-Gap – Pays on top of Medicare Parts A & B – Any Medicare Provider
Part B (Medical Insurance)
Part B - Outpatient helps Pay For Doctors' services, outpatient hospital care, and some other medical services that Part A does not cover, such as the services of physical and occupational therapists, and some home health care see publication 10969, but not Long Term Care. Part B helps pay for these covered services and supplies when they are medically necessary.
Medicare and You 2021 #10050
Everything you want to know - Read Along
- Chiropractic – Medicare A & B – MAPD
- Dental under Medicare is very limited
- Durable Medical Equipment
- End Stage Renal – Kidney Failure
- Hearing Aids
- Hospice Coverage – Medicare
- Medicare – Dual Coverage – Subrogation
- Mental Health – Outpatient – Therapist
- Part A & B Technical Code Sections
- Physical therapy occupational speech
- Preventative Care – Wellness Visit
- Skilled Nursing SNF & Home Health What Medicare Pays
- Sleep Studies, CPAP etc