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 A Hospital insurance Inpatient care (including psychiatric hospital) Hospital outpatient care Skilled nursing facility or rehabilitation facility Long-term care facility Hospice (end-of-life care) Patient pays deductible No premiums after 10 years of payments Can purchase through premiums 8
Slide notes:Medicare Part A is hospital insurance, but is not limited to just hospital care . Part A also covers skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers, long-term-care facilities, home health care, hospice programs, and certain outpatient care. Like most insurance, there is a deductible for this coverage. Americans who have paid FICA for at least ten years pay no premium for Part A coverage. Those who have not paid for ten years can purchase Part A coverage through premiums. 8