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.
Part A (Hospital Insurance) Helps pay for care in hospitals as an inpatient,… skilled nursing facilities, hospice care, and some home health care, 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.)
Learn More==> Medicare and You #10050
Medi Gap Summary of Benefits – Scroll to the chart
Part B (Medical Insurance) 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, but not Long Term Care. Part B helps pay for these covered services and supplies when they are medically necessary.
Links, Resources & Other Pages in this section
Click here for Medicare A & B enrollment & information.
Medicare and You official publication from CMS
Part C Medicare Advantage Plans – Managed Care (like HMOs), and Medicare Private Fee-for-Service Plans
United States Code – Medicare law.cornell.edu/Part A B D C l
What Plan G pays in addition to Medicare Parts A & B
Check our Carrier Pages for the latest Info
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield – Medi-Gap
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Medicare & You – Federal Publication
See also CA Rights
Video Introduction by Steve done circa 2013 double check any facts or benefits
Medicare Enrolling in Parts A & B # 11036 28 Pages
Part A (Hospital Insurance)
Part B (Medical Insurance)
Can I get Part B if I don’t have Part A?
How do I know if I have Part A or Part B?
Part C (also known as Medicare Advantage)
Part D (prescription drug coverage)
When can I sign up?
Getting Part A and Part B automatically
Signing up for Part A and Part B
Turning 65 and you or your spouse is still working
Medicare and End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
Can I still get Medicare at 65?
I have Health Insurance Marketplace coverage
I have coverage through a health savings account (HSA)
Living outside the U. S.
Video - Deciding to Sign up for Part B Doctor & Out of Hospital
Medicare and You 2020 #10050
Everything you want to know
Different Parts of Medicare
Understanding your Medicare Choices
Medi Gap vs Medicare Advantage
Medicare & You - Online
- Chiropractic – Medicare A & B – MAPD
- Dental – Optional Coverage
- Durable Medical Equipment
- Hearing Aids
- Hospice Coverage – Medicare
- Medicare – Dual Coverage
- Mental Health – Outpatient – Therapist
- Part A & B Technical Code Sections
- Physical therapy/occupational therapy/speech-language pathology services
- Preventative Care – Wellness Visit
- Skilled Nursing SNF
- Sleep Studies, CPAP etc