The Nuts and Bolts Of Coverage and Cost
MEDICARE PART B COVERAGE FOR 2023
- Services from doctors and other health care providers
- Outpatient care
- Home health care
- Durable medical equipment (like wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, and other equipment)
- Many preventive services (like screenings, shots or vaccines, and annual “Wellness” visits)
MEDICARE PART C
Also known as Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part C is an “all-in-one” alternative to Original Medicare. These “bundled” plans include Part A, Part B, and usually Part D.
Plans may have lower out-of-pocket costs than Original Medicare, and in many cases you’ll have to use doctors that are in the plan’s network. Most plans offer extra benefits that Original Medicare doesn’t cover, like vision, hearing, dental, and more. Learn about Medicare Advantage.
MEDICARE PART D
Also known as Prescription Drug Coverage, Medicare Part D helps cover the cost of prescription drugs, including many recommended shots or vaccines. Plans that offer Medicare Drug coverage are run by private insurance companies that follow rules set by Medicare.