Medicare Part A helps to cover inpatient care. Medicare Part A does not pay 100% of the cost. There are deductibles and copays that you might have to pay.
- Hospital Coverage: Hospitalization, per benefit period include; semi-private room and board, drugs, general nursing, and miscellaneous hospital services and supplies.
- Skilled Nursing Facility Coverage: Per benefit period, you must have been in a hospital for at least 3 days. You must enter a Medicare approved facility within 30 days after your hospital discharge and you must require skilled nursing care.
- Home health services: Include part-time skilled nursing care, speech therapy, durable medical equipment, medical supplies and other services.
- Hospice: You must meet Medicare’s requirements including a doctor’s certificate of terminal illness
- Blood: Medicare Part A does help to cover the cost of blood.
Medicare Part A helps to cover inpatient hospital care. This includes critical access hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. It does not cover custodial or long-term care. Medicare Part A also helps cover hospice services, blood and some home health care. To get these benefits, you must meet certain conditions. Review Medicare Part A and Part B Benefits Chart.
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