Learn about the different parts of Medicare : Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D

 

Part A

  • There are no premiums
  • There are deductibles and copayments
  • Deductible for 2016 is $1,288
  • Coinsurance for hospital days 61-90 ($322 in 2016)
  • Coinsurance for each day 91-150 ($644 in 2016)
  • Cost of 365 extra hospital days in your lifetime, once you’ve used all Medicare hospital benefits
  • Hospice care coinsurance or copayment

 

Part B

  • Requires monthly premium, deductibles and copays
  • All coinsurance and copayment amounts after you meet the $166 (in 2016) yearly deductible for Medicare Part B
  • 100% of coinsurance for Part B covered preventive services
  • The first three pints of blood
  • Covers: Physician Services, Outpatient Services, Durable Medical Equipment

 

Part C

  • Medicare Advantage Plans (PPO’s, HMO’s)
  • Combines Part A and B
  • Provided by Private Companies (approved by CMS)
  • Costs and Coverage’s vary by Company
  • Plans are Approved by CMS

 

Part D

  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Separate Premium
  • May be included in Medicare Advantage Plans (typically HMO’s and PPO’s)