What does Part A cover? Part A covers hospital inpatient care, skilled nursing facility, home health care and hospice care.
What is not covered by Part B? Part B does NOT cover such items as dental care, routine eye examinations, and hearing aids. Note: Each type of service in Parts A and B has its own set of criteria that must be met. There are also limits on the amount of care that will be covered. For detailed information, contact HICAP at 800-434-0222.
Part C: What is Medicare Advantage? Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) is a health plan option administered through private insurance companies that contract with Medicare. Medicare Advantage Plans provide Part A and Part B coverage, plus in most cases, drug coverage (Part D). If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, you receive your health benefits through that plan rather than through Original Medicare. For a list of Medicare Advantage plans available in Ventura, contact HICAP at 800-434-0222.
Part D: Prescription Drug Coverage Part D plans allow you to get coverage for your prescription drugs from Medicare. For detailed information about these plans and which one would be appropriate for your needs, contact HICAP at 800-434-0222.