Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:The Government as an Insurance Payor
Slide content:Medicare Part B Medical insurance Coverage Doctors services Outpatient care Home health services Some preventive services Other medical services Patient pays premium and deductible 10
Slide notes:Medicare Part B is medical insurance for physicians and other providers. It covers doctors services, outpatient care, home health services, some preventive services, and certain other medical services. Patients are required to pay a monthly premium and annual deductible. The patient is responsible for 20 percent of the coinsurance for health care services after the annual deductible. Many individuals have employer-provided supplemental insurance that covers coinsurance expenses. In addition, private supplemental policies may be purchased individually. 10