Medicare Part A (2009)
Part A is Hospital Insurance and covers cost associated with confinement in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.
|When you are
|Medicare Covers||You Pay|
|1-60 Days||Most confinement costs after the required Medicare Deductible||$1068 Part A Deductible|
|61-90 Days||All eligible expenses, after the patient pays a per-day copayment.||
|91-150 Days||All eligible expenses, after patient pays per-day copayment.
(These Are Liftetime Reserve Days Which may never be used again.)
|151 days or more||Nothing||
You Pay All Cost
|Skilled Nursing Confinement:
When you are hospitalized for at least 3 days and enter a Medicare Approved skilled nursing facility within 30 days after a hospital discharge and are receiving skilled nursing care.
|All eligible expenses for the first 20 days; then all eligible expenses, (if you qualify), for days 21-100, after patient pays a per day copayment.||
After 20 days