Where Can You Obtain Information on Medicare Part A Coverage?


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To obtain information on Medicare Part A coverage, go to the Medicare.gov main page, select What Medicare Covers in the toolbar at the top of the page, and click on What Part A Covers. For more detailed information on Medicare Part A coverage areas, follow the links under What's Covered.

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Medicare Part A is hospital insurance that covers in-patient treatment visits in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes, explains Medicare.gov. It also covers stays in rehabilitation facilities, mental health facilities and clinical research studies. Additionally, Medicare Part A handles home health services and home hospice care. Eligibility for Part A hospital coverage depends on a doctor ordering in-patient care for two or more nights at a facility that accepts Medicare.

Medicare Part A hospital coverage includes a semi-private room, food, general nursing care and necessary medication, points out Medicare.gov. Patients must pay extra for private rooms, private nurses, telephones, televisions and toiletries. Additionally, patients must pay the standard Medicare Part A deductible every benefit period, which is $1,250 as of 2015. Patients must also pay $315 coinsurance for each day of their hospital stay that exceeds 60 days and $630 for each day that exceeds 90 days. After 150 days of hospital stay, the patient must meet all costs.

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