Whether you’re preparing to sign up for Medicare for the first time or you’re a longtime beneficiary, you may be confused about what services Medicare covers. According to a recent study from Merrill Lynch/Age Wave, just 7 percent of people aged 55 to 64 feel very knowledgeable when it comes to Medicare coverage.
In short, Medicare covers procedures, equipment and care that are deemed medically necessary. There are four types of Medicare coverage, with Part A and Part B considered “Original Medicare.”
Medicare Part A covers your hospital care, as well as skilled nursing care, nursing home care, hospice and home health services.