ORIGINAL MEDICARE PART A & PART B
What does it mean and what does it cover?
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Inpatient Care in Hospitals.
Skilled Nursing Facility Care (Not Custodial or Long Term)
Medicare covers semi-private rooms, meals, skilled nursing and therapy services, and other medically necessary services and supplies in a skilled nursing facility. Medicare only covers these services after a 3-day minimum (not including the day you leave the hospital), medically necessary, inpatient hospital stay for a related illness or injury.
To qualify for skilled nursing facility care, your doctor must certify that you need daily skilled care (like intravenous fluids/medications or physical therapy) which, as a practical matter, you can only get as a skilled nursing facility inpatient.
Inpatient Care in religious non-medical healthcare institution
- All items and services needed for pain relief and symptom management
- Medical, nursing, and social services
- Drugs for pain management
- Durable medical equipment for pain relief and symptom management
- Aide and homemaker services
- Other covered services you need to manage your pain and other
Home Health Care
- You have trouble leaving your home without help (like using a cane, wheelchair, walker, or crutches; special transportation; or help from another person) because of an illness or injury.
- Leaving your home isn’t recommended because of your condition.
- You’re normally unable to leave your home because it’s a major effort.
Services from doctors and other health care providers
Home health care
Durable medical equipment
Many preventive services
Like screenings, shots, or vaccines, and yearly “Wellness” visits as well as abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, acupuncture, alcohol misuse screening, ambulance services to the nearest appropriate medical facility, ambulatory surgical center facility where surgical procedures are performed, and the patient is expected to be released within 24 hours, some bariatric surgical procedures, may pay behavioral health condition like depression, anxiety, or another mental health condition, bone mass measurements, cardiac rehab and screenings, cervical cancer screenings & chemotherapy, manipulation of the spine by a chiropractor if medically necessary to correct a subluxation, chronic care management services, cognitive assessment and care services, colorectal cancer screenings, CPAP devices, tobacco use counseling, depression screening, diabetes screening, flu shots, hepatitis B & C screenings/shots, glaucoma tests and to see the full list of covered services, visit medicare.gov.