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Medicare Part C is another name for Medicare Advantage. Medicare Part C is administered by private insurance companies contracted with Medicare. Medicare Part C covers everything that Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) cover and may cover extra benefits as well.
Under Original Medicare, inpatient care is generally covered by Medicare Part A. Medicare Part C covers the same benefits as Medicare Part A including:
Medicare Part C also covers:
Medicare Part C may have different cost sharing amounts for inpatient care and home health care than Original Medicare has. With Medicare Advantage, your hospice care benefits will still be covered by Original Medicare.
Under Original Medicare, outpatient care is generally covered by Medicare Part B. Outpatient care includes medically necessary services and preventive services to prevent or detect disease. Medicare Part C covers the same benefits as Medicare Part B including:
Medicare Part C may have different cost sharing amounts for outpatient care than Original Medicare has.
Unlike Original Medicare, Medicare Part C generally offers coverage for prescription drugs you take at home. The exact prescription drugs that are covered are listed in the plan’s formulary. Formularies may vary from plan to plan.
Other extra benefits that Medicare Part C may cover include:
Not all Medicare Part C plans cover extra benefits in the same way. For example, some Medicare Part C plans may only cover “Medicare-covered dental benefits” which generally only means dental care in the event of an accident or disease of the jaw. If your Medicare Part C covers dental benefits more extensively, you may have a higher monthly premium for that coverage.
If you are denied coverage for something you need, the first thing you may be able to do is file an appeal. You can appeal for a health care service, supply, item, or prescription drug that you think you should be able to get or that you already got. You also can appeal to pay less than you originally were requested to pay.
If your appeal is denied or if you have other frustrations with your plan, you can switch Medicare Advantage plans during the Open Enrollment Period which is October 15 – December 7 every year.
Do you want to begin looking for Medicare Advantage plans in your area? Just enter your zip code on this page.
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