You might be wondering, “How many parts of Medicare are there?” Medicare is actually made up of four parts: A, B, C, and D. Here’s a quick overview of what these Medicare parts cover.
Medicare Part A: Hospital insurance (inpatient care, skilled nursing facility care, home health visits, hospice)
Medicare Part B: Medical insurance (outpatient care, doctor visits, ambulance services, some medical equipment)
Medicare Part C: This is also known as Medicare Advantage. It includes Parts A and B, which are the hospital insurance and medical insurance portions of Medicare coverage. Most Medicare Advantage plans also have prescription drug, vision, and dental coverage.
Medicare Part D: Prescription drug coverage
For more complete details on the parts of Medicare, view Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D.