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What is Medicare Part A?


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.

Learn More: What is Medicare Part B?

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