Medicare Part A and Part B Explained for (2018)

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Your Medicare Options Part A, & B explained.

Part A -- Hospital Insurance (usually FREE). Covers Inpatient care in hospitals, Skilled nursing facility care, Hospice care and Home health care.

Part B -- Medical Insurance $104.90/mo. or higher based on your past or current income.

Covers Services from doctors and other healthcare providers, Outpatient care, Home health care, Durable medical equipment and some preventive services. There...

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*Skilled Nursing Facility Care

*Hospice Care

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Days 61-90 - Medicare pays all but $329 a day

91st day and after (using 60 lifetime reserve days) - Medicare pays all but $658 a day

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