People age 65 or older, people under age 65 with certain disabilities, and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease are eligible for Medicare. Medicaid is available only to certain low-income individuals and families who income fits the eligibility qualifications that are recognized by federal and state law. Medicare has two different parts to its services. They each have their own range of health care benefits. Medicare Part A helps cover inpatient care in hospitals, including critical access hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities. It also helps cover hospice care and some home health care. Beneficiaries must meet certain conditions to get these benefits. Medicare Part B helps cover doctors' services and outpatient care. It also covers some other medical services that Part A doesn't cover, such as some of the services of physical and occupational therapists, and some home health care.
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This note was uploaded on 08/01/2011 for the course HCA 210 taught by Professor Timbouseman during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.