The services covered by Medicare (health insurance for the elderly) depend on the plan you choose or qualify for. Here’s how it breaks down.
- Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) covers healthcare services such as nursing home care, hospice, home care, inpatient care, critical access hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities.
- Medicare Part B (Medicare insurance) covers laboratory and diagnostic tests, some artificial limbs, eyeglasses, and chiropractic care. It may also pay for occupational and physical therapy.
- Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) covers urgent care and emergency services.
- Medicare Part D covers prescription medication.
For a complete list of covered services, check your Medicare handbook or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).