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What are the Different Parts of Medicare?
- Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) helps cover inpatient care in hospitals, hospice care, skilled nursing facility care and home health care.
- Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) helps cover outpatient hospital care, services from other physicians and health care providers, home health care, durable medical equipment and some preventive services.
- Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage Plan) includes all services covered under Part A and Part B. Medicare-approved private insurance companies administer it. Usually includes Medicare Prescription Drug coverage (Part D). If you join a Medicare Advantage Plan you can’t use a Medicare Supplement policy.
- Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Plan) helps cover the cost of prescription drugs. They are run by Medicare-approved private insurance companies. A Part D plan may help lower your prescription drug costs.