Answer:

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) provides coverage for inpatient care in a hospital or skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and home healthcare.

Part A specifically covers:

  • Inpatient care in a hospital
  • Inpatient care in a skilled nursing facility (not custodial or long-term care)
  • Hospice care
  • Home health care
  • Inpatient care in a religious non-medical health care institution

Copays, coinsurance, and deductibles may apply to each of the above services.

NOTE: If the hospital gets blood from a blood bank at no charge, you won’t have to pay for it or replace it. If the hospital has to buy blood for you, you must either pay the hospital costs for the first 3 units of blood you get in a calendar year or have someone else donate the blood.

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