Medicare Basics - Genesis Health System

Medicare Basics

We tend to think about Medicare as one big insurance plan, however, it is actually made up of four different parts that each provide certain types of coverage:

PART A | Hospital Insurance

Helps cover inpatient care in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, hospice, and certain home health services


PART B | Medical Insurance

Helps cover doctors’ and other providers’ services, including some drugs administered by your doctor, outpatient care, durable medical equipment, and certain home health services


PART C | Medicare Advantage (MA)

MA is an option to get Medicare Part A and Part B benefits through private health plans; some MA plans provide extra benefits for extra cost; most MA plans also provide prescription drug coverage under terms similar to Part D


PART D | Prescription Drugs

Helps cover the cost of prescription drugs

For more information on Medicare basics visit, Medicare.gov.