- Part A is hospital insurance. It covers inpatient care at hospitals, care at skilled nursing facilities, hospice care and home health care.
- Part B is medical insurance. It covers services from doctors and other health care providers, outpatient care, home health care, durable medical equipment and some preventive services.Together, Part A and Part B make up Traditional or Original Medicare.
- Part C referred to as Medicare Advantage Plans are Medicare approved private health insurance plans for individuals enrolled in Original Medicare, Part A and Part B. When you join a Medicare Advantage Plan, you are still in the Medicare plan and must continue paying your Part B premium
- Part D is prescription drug coverage. It is offered through private Medicare-approved insurance companies. The monthly premium for this coverage depends upon the extent of the coverage and can vary between companies.
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