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Arkansas Blue Medicare is here to help you learn the facts and choose the right plan for you.

Let's start with exploring the basic Medicare parts.

The parts of Medicare

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What is Medicare Part A?

Medicare Part A is one part of Original Medicare, which is administered by the federal goverment. It covers hospital and emergency care only.

What does Medicare Part A cover?

  • Hospital stays (semi-private rooms) up to 60 days
  • Nursing services
  • Drugs, medical supplies and equipment used on the premises
  • Part-time home nursing care
  • Hospital meals
  • Intensive care services, surgery and recovery costs
  • Lab tests and X-rays taken while hospitalized
  • Rehabilitation and therapy services

What isn't covered by Medicare Part A?

  • Doctor and specialists who care for you in the hospital (this falls under Medicare Part B)
  • Hospital stays longer than 60 days
  • The cost of blood, if the hospital has to buy it for you

What does it all cost

All Medicare plans have some level of cost-sharing. Understand some of the costs you might be responsible for paying.

Learn about the costs of Medicare

Eligibility and enrollment

It's important to understand when you are eligibile for Medicare, how to enroll and what to do if you are working past 65.

Learn more about Eligibility and enrollment

Choosing your plan

There is no "one size fits all" to Medicare plans. Explore what you should consider when selecting your coverage.

Learn more about Choosing your plan

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Last updated 10/01/2020