Part A Services

Services : Blood
You Pay   In most cases, the hospital gets blood from a blood bank at no charge, and you won’t have to pay for it or replace it. If the hospital has to buy blood for you, you must either pay the hospital costs for the first 3 units of blood you get in a calendar year or have the blood donated.

Services : Home Health Care    
You pay:

  • $0 for home health care services
  •  20% of the Medicare-approved amount for durable medical equipment

Services : Hospice Care               
You pay:

  • $0 for hospice care
  • A copayment of up to $5 per prescription for outpatient prescription drugs for pain and symptom management
  •  5% of the Medicare-approved amount for inpatient respite care (short-term care given by another caregiver, so the usual caregiver can rest)

Medicare doesn’t cover room and board when you get hospice care in your home or another facility where you live (like a nursing home).

Services : Hospital Inpatient Stay
You pay:

  • $1,156 deductible per benefit period
  • $0 for the first 60 days of each benefit period
  • $289 per day for days 61-90 of each benefit period
  • $578 per “lifetime reserve day” after day 90 of each benefit period (up to a maximum of 60 days over your lifetime)

Services : Skilled Nursing Facility Stay
You pay:

  • $0 for the first 20 days each benefit period
  • $144.50 per day for days 21-100 each benefit period
  • All costs for each day after day 100 in a benefit period

Note:If you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan, costs vary by plan and may be either higher or lower than those noted above. Review the Evidence of Coverage from your plan.