Find Out What Medicare Covers, on Medicare.gov

Seniors on Medicare Can Find Coverage Information on Medicare.govOn its website, Medicare.gov, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides links to comprehensive information on what Medicare covers under each of its different Parts.

Here are links to Medicare coverage information, as provided on Medicare.gov:

Your Medicare coverage

Find out if your test, item, or service is covered by Medicare.

What does Medicare Part A cover?

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) helps cover inpatient care in hospitals, as well as skilled nursing facility, hospice, and home health care.

What does Medicare Part B cover?

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) helps cover doctor and other health care providers’ services, outpatient care, durable medical equipment, home health care, and some preventive services.

What drug plans cover

Learn what Medicare drug plans cover.

Medicare Advantage Plans cover all Medicare services

Medicare health plans provide Part A and Part B benefits to people with Medicare who enroll in these plans, which include Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Cost Plans, Demonstration/Pilot Programs, and Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).

Preventive & screening services

Medicare covers a full range of preventive and screening services to keep you healthy and find problems early, when treatment is most effective. Learn which preventive and screening services are covered by Medicare.

Get medical care & prescription drugs in disaster or emergency areas

Learn how to get medical care and prescription drugs covered by Medicare in disaster or emergency areas.

Where to get covered medical items

Get information about suppliers of durable medical equipment, prostheses and prosthetic devices, and orthotics.

Find & compare doctors, plans, hospitals, suppliers, & other providers

Find and compare hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, suppliers, and dialysis facilities.

What’s not covered by Part A & Part B?

Find out what items and services aren’t covered by Medicare Part A and Part B.”

For further information about Medicare and what it covers, consult the official U.S. government Medicare handbook:

“Medicare & You” – for 2012

“Medicare & You” – for 2013

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These links to U.S. government information and resources are provided as a public service by HelpingYouCare®.

More Information

For more information on Medicare, health insurance and other financial issues of concern to seniors and their family caregivers, see the HelpingYouCare® resource pages on Legal and Financial Issues for Seniors & Caregivers, including:

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