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What Is Medicare?
Medicare is health insurance for the following:
The Different Parts of Medicare
The different parts of Medicare help cover specific services:
Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)
Note: You may want to get coverage that fills gaps in Original Medicare coverage. You can choose to buy a Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policy from a private company.
Medicare Part C (also known as Medicare Advantage)
Medicare End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Program: Patients who have end-stage renal disease, which requires dialysis or kidney transplant, can be eligible for Medicare at any age if they meet certain requirements:
Patients can receive Medicare Part A benefits (Hospital Insurance) at any age if their kidneys no longer work, they need regular dialysis or have had a kidney transplant, and:
They have worked the required amount of time under social security (meaning that they paid Medicare takes for a certain amount of time) (You can call the social security administration to find out how many work credits you have: 1-800-772-1213); or They are getting or are eligible for Social Security or Railroad Retirement benefits; or, They are the spouse or dependent child of a person who fulfills one of the two bullets above.
Just like with traditional Medicare, the patient has a premium and deductible (see Medicare section above) and they must pay 20% of the costs through a retirement/pension plan, private insurance, or out-of-pocket.
Medicare will only cover transplant patients for three years (36 months) after transplant.
Most ESRD patients will sign up for both Parts A and B of Medicare (if you are eligible for A, then you are eligible for B), as many services are not covered under just Part A. You must go to your local social security office to apply for the Medicare ESRD Program. You can find out where your local office is by calling this toll-free number: 1-800-772-1213
Note: Help is available. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for help paying your Medicare health care and/or prescription drug coverage costs. For more information, visit www.socialsecurity.gov call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213, or apply for help at your State Medical Assistance (Medicaid) office. If you have questions about Medicare, visit www.medicare.gov, or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
Information Partners Can Use on: CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
What Is Medicaid?
Medicaid is health coverage available to certain people and families who have limited income and resources. The rules for counting your income and resources (like bank accounts or other items that can be sold for cash) depend on which state you live in. Eligibility may also depend on how old you are and whether you’re pregnant, whether you’re blind or have other disabilities, and whether you’re a U.S. citizen. Certain legal immigrants may also be eligible. If a woman’s labor and delivery of her child is covered by Medicaid, her baby may be covered for up to 1 year without needing to apply. Even if you aren’t sure whether you qualify, if your income is limited, and if you or someone in your family needs health care, you should apply for Medicaid and have a qualified caseworkers in your state look at your situation. People with Medicaid who are disabled or elderly may also get coverage for services such as nursing home care or home and community-based services. Depending on your state’s rules, you may also be asked to pay a small part of the cost (co-payment) for some medical services. If you qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid, most of your health care costs will be covered, including prescription drug coverage.
If you have questions about Medicaid (to find out if you qualify or to sign up), you can call your State Medical Assistance (Medicaid) office for more information. Visit www.medicare.gov/contacts or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) to get the telephone number. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.