Original Medicare benefits

Each part of Original Medicare provides different benefits. Part A provides hospital coverage and Part B provides medical coverage.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid provides a benefits guide that outlines whether a specific medical treatment or service is covered.

Part A benefits

Medicare Part A is hospital coverage that covers the following services:

  • Inpatient hospital stays
  • Hospice care
  • Skilled nursing facility care
  • Nursing home care
  • Home health services
  • Blood transfusions

Part B benefits

Medicare Part B generally covers a wide range of non-emergency medical services, including the following:

  • Certain doctors services
  • Ambulance services
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Preventative services
  • Mental health services