This page provides a brief update about what types of care are covered by Medicare, which is extremely important to know. Some types of caregiver services may not be covered by Medicare (or with only partial Medicare coverage) so check this carefully. And, to be sure, contact the following national resources on Medicare and your Medicare Rights.
Medicare Rights Organization
Medicare Part A – represents your hospital insurance. It covers most medically necessary hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health and hospice care. If you qualify for Social Security by having worked for at least 40 calendar quarters, you will qualify for Medicare when you reach the qualifying age.
Medicare Part B – represents your medical insurance. It covers most medically indicated preventive care, doctor visits, mental health care, durable medical equipment, hospital outpatient services, lab, x-rays and some home health and ambulance services. Qualified Medicare recipients pay monthly premiums for Part B.
Medicare Part D – is the prescription drug coverage, providing prescription drugs based on their list of approved drugs (formulary). This is an optional coverage that requires a monthly premium.
Hope this is helpful. Watch for updates and new links.
Anne Hays Egan
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