Medicare has the following parts:
Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)
- Helps cover inpatient care in hospitals (includes critical access hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care hospitals).
- Helps cover skilled nursing facility (not custodial or long-term care), hospice, and home health care services.
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Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)
- Helps cover doctor services and outpatient care.
- Helps cover some preventive services to help maintain a person’s health and to keep certain illnesses from getting worse.
- Generally pays 80% of the Medicare-approved amount for covered services
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Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage)
- A way to get Medicare benefits through private companies approved by and under contract with Medicare.
- Includes Part A, Part B, and usually other benefits Medicare doesn’t cover. Most plans also provide prescription drug coverage.
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Medicare Part D (Prescription Drugs)
- Run by private companies approved by Medicare, which can either be Medicare Advantage Plans or separate Medicare Prescription Drug Plans.
- Helps cover the cost of prescription drugs.
- Each plan can vary in cost and drugs covered.
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