by Kristin P. Sinclair January 13, 2019
We know that Medicare has several different parts. Today We will focus on some basics.
Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B. In another article We will look at things in more depth. For today the basics.
In the Original Medicare Part A there is a deductible and cost sharing for covered services. The hospital deductible is $1408.00 for 2020 per benefit period. The benefit period in a continuous or unbroken number of days within a calendar year. So a person in the hospital on different occasions during the annual period could actually have multiple deductibles. And multiple cost sharing co-pays. Medicare does not cover all costs so it is important to have coverage above and beyond Medicare Part A. Whether a Nursing Home visit is in order after a hospital visit or you head home to recover, health care has costs associated with utilization of health care. More on that later.