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Need help understanding what is and is not covered under Medicare?
By DebraMcDonagh / March 29, 2021

Is someone you love on Medicare? 

Are you in a position to have to take over the responsibility of managing your care recipients Medicare coverage?

If so, Medicare.gov has a very user-friendly website. The following information is available on the home page with more information on each topic just a mouse click away. 

What Medicare covers

Is my test, item, or service covered?

Find out if your test, item or service is covered. Medicare coverage for many tests, items, and services depends on where you live. This list includes tests, items, and services (covered and non-covered) if coverage is the same no matter where you live.

Your Medicare coverage choices

Learn about the 2 main ways to get your Medicare coverage — Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C).

What Part A covers

Medicare Part A hospital insurance covers inpatient hospital care, skilled nursing facility, hospice, lab tests, surgery, home health care.

What Part B covers

Learn about what Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers, including doctor and other health care providers' services and outpatient care. Part B also covers durable medical equipment, home health care, and some preventive services.

What Medicare health plans cover

Medicare health plans include Medicare Advantage, Medical Savings Account (MSA), Medicare Cost plans, PACE, MTM

Preventive & screening services

Part B covers many preventive services.

What's not covered by Part A & Part B

Learn about what items and services aren't covered by Medicare Part A or Part B. You'll have to pay for the items and services yourself unless you have other insurance. If you have a Medicare health plan, your plan may cover them.

 



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