Medicare A, more often referred to as Medicare Part A, is health insurance provided through the federal government to people 65 years of age and older or those with certain disabilities. People with end-stage renal disease may also qualify.1
Medicare A is just one of the many Medicare choices you need to know about. Let HealthMarkets guide you through the options to help determine which plan best suits your personal needs. HealthMarkets licensed insurance agents are available over the phone and in person.
Coverage for Medicare A1
Medicare Part A helps cover a few of the more common health services that aging Americans are likely to need:
- Inpatient care
- Skilled nursing facility coverage
- Home health care
- Hospice care
Many of these services and their costs are covered by Medicare; however, there may still be some out-of-pocket costs for you. For example, you may need to pay your deductible for each time you need to stay in the hospital.
Understand that Medicare only covers healthcare costs deemed to be medically necessary. Your doctor, for example, may decide that you should have physical therapy. If the therapy is determined to be medically necessary for recovery, and not just a recommendation, then Medicare would cover the costs.
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1. Medicare.gov. Retrieved from https://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/your-medicare-coverage-choices/whats-medicare. Accessed January 8, 2021.