What does Medicare Part A Cover?
- Inpatient Hospital care
- Skilled Nursing Facility Care (not long-term care)
- Hospice Care
- Home health care
- Inpatient mental hospital care
Will I have out of pocket costs for Part A services under Original Medicare? Yes, typically Medicare pays 80% of the Medicare approved amount after you pay your deductible copayment and/or coinsurance. (click here for the current amounts).
How do I get Medicare Part A?
If you have worked 40 quarters, you will be enrolled into Medicare Part A three months before your 65th birthday or the 25th you are collecting Social Security disability benefits. For more on enrollment into Original Medicare click here.
How much will I pay for Medicare Part A?
If you (or you spouse) worked 40 quarters, Medicare Part A is premium free. For under 39 quarters you can purchase Medicare Part A for a monthly premium. Call Social Security 1-800-772-1213 for more information.