Medicare is a health insurance program administered by the federal government.
Medicare Part A helps pay for:
- Inpatient hospital care
- Skilled nursing facility care
- Hospice care
- Home health care
Medicare Part B helps pay for:
- Physicians’ services
- Outpatient hospital services
UI Hospitals and Clinics physicians participate with the Medicare program. Note that Medicare specifically excludes payment for certain items and services. Please contact Medicare at 1-800-633-4227 if you have specific questions about Medicare coverage. Non-covered charges (for example, routine dental care) as well as deductibles, co-insurance, and co-payments are your personal responsibility and you may be asked to pay that at the time the service is received.
If you are enrolled in a Managed Medicare (HMO) plan, it is your responsibility to ensure that physician referrals and prior treatment authorizations are obtained before receiving services.