Read about what Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) covers, including inpatient care at a hospital, skilled nursing facility (SNF), and hospice. Part A also covers services like lab tests, surgery, doctor visits, and home health care.
Learn about what Medicare Part B (medical insurance) covers, including doctor and other health care providers’ services, outpatient care, durable medical equipment, home health care, and some preventive services.
Learn what Medicare drug plans cover, including information about a drug formulary and tiers.
Learn about Medicare health plans, which provide Part A and Part B benefits to people with Medicare. The plans include Medicare Advantage, Medicare Medical Savings Account (MSA), and Medicare Cost plans, and Demonstration/Pilot Programs, Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and Medication Therapy Management (MTM) programs for complex health needs.
Learn which preventive and screening services Medicare covers to keep you healthy and find problems early, when treatment is most effective.
Learn how to get Medicare-provided medical care and prescription drugs in disaster or emergency areas. Read about how to replace a lost card, and lost or damaged equipment or supplies in disasters or emergencies.
Get information about suppliers of durable medical equipment, prostheses and prosthetic devices, and orthotics.
Find and compare hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, medical item suppliers, health care providers, health and drug plans, and dialysis facilities. Learn about how to choose providers and plans.
Learn about what items and services Medicare Part A and Part B doesn’t cover. You’ll have to pay for the items and services yourself unless you have other insurance or you’re in a Medicare health plan that covers them.
Source: Medicare.gov, “What Medicare covers.” http://www.medicare.gov. Accessed November 28, 2015. http://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/index.html
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