Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and some home health care. Typically 80% after a deductible.
Medicare Part B covers certain doctors’ services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventive services. Typically 80% after a deductible.
Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage Plan) is a type of Medicare health plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide you with all your Part A and Part B benefits. Medicare Advantage Plans include Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations, Private Fee-for-Service Plans, Special Needs Plans, and Medicare/Medical Savings Account Plans. If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, Medicare services are covered through the plan and aren’t paid for under Original Medicare. Most Medicare Advantage Plans offer prescription drug coverage.