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Medicare Part A

Medicare Part A

(Hospital Insurance)

What Does Medicare Part A Cover?


Medicare Part A generally covers hospital fees. More specifically, it covers:
•    In-Patient Hospital Care, semi-private rooms, prescription drugs related to treatment, meals, and more.
•    Skilled Nursing Facility Care for a limited amount of time, including certain services and supplies required for care.

•    Blood- If the hospital gets blood from a blood bank at no charge, you won’t have to pay for it or replace it.  If the hospital buys it for you, you must pay for the first 3 units of blood in a calendar year or have it donated for you.


Other more specific types of care include (but are not limited to) semi-private rooms, medical supplies and equipment, and ambulance transportation are also included in Medicare Part A coverage. 
Other services may be covered, but require approval from your plan provider first. These services include:


•    Nursing home care not including custodial care (i.e. dressing, bathing, etc.)
•    Hospice care
•    Home health services during recovery

T White Insurance will help you better understand your Medicare coverage options. 

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The monthly premium is determined by your work history. Many people are eligible for premium-free Medicare Part A, meaning there will be no monthly fee.


If you paid Medicare taxes while you were working, you are automatically enrolled in Part A when you sign up for Medicare. If you worked 40 quarters (10 consecutive years) you will receive your Part A benefits at no monthly premium.

 

Part A helps cover your inpatient care in hospitals. It also helps cover skilled nursing facilities, hospice care, and some home health care if you meet certain conditions.

Nurse and Patient
Important Information Benefit periods begin the day you go to the hospital and ends when y
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