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Medicare Parts A and B
(Posted March 30, 2009)
Question 689: I have a patient with Medicare Part A coverage. Would this also cover medical office visits?
Answer: There are two parts of Medicare covering hospital and medical expenses. Part A generally covers hospital related expenses. Part A is financed through payroll taxes.
Part B covers expenses related to doctors and other medical providers. Part B is voluntary and is financed by monthly premiums charged to retired or disabled beneficiaries. Over 96% of Medicare beneficiaries have both Parts A and Part B.
For more information about the Medicare program, you should contact the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, which is the federal agency administering the Medicare program.
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