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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 is hospital insurance (e.g., inpatient care, skilled nursing facility care, home health care, and hospice care).

Medicare Part B is medical insurance (e.g., medically necessary care to diagnose or treat medical conditions, preventive services to prevent illnesses, ambulance services, and durable medical equipment).

Medicare Part C 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 is prescription drug coverage (e.g., brand-name and generic prescription medications).

For more complete details on the parts of Medicare, view Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D.

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