What Basic Medicare does not cover

BASIC MEDICARE PART A PAYS FOR MOST BUT NOT ALL THE COSTS FOR A HOSPITAL STAY

     What Part A DOES NOT pay - 2019.  You are responsible for the following deductibles;

     HOSPITAL STAY

     1.  $ 1,364 for the first 60 days in the hospital

     2.  $ 341 a day for days 61-90 in the hospital

     3.  $ 682 a day for days 91-150 in the hospital

     4.  After 150 days in the hospital, Basic Medicare pays NOTHING

      SKILLED NURSING

     1.  Medicare will pay for the first 20 days of skilled nursing

     2.  Days 21-100 the deductible is $170.50 a day

     3.  Basic Medicare pays nothing after 100 days.  It is considered Long Term Care

 

BASIC MEDICARE PART B GENERALLY PAYS 80% OF MEDICAL, DOCTOR AND LAB COSTS

      You are responsible for the remaining 20% of the costs

 

BASIC MEDICARE DOES NOT COVER THE COSTS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

BASIC MEDICARE DOES NOT COVER;

       1.  Long term care

      2.  Routine dental or eye care

      3.  Dentures

      4.  Cosmetic surgery

      5.  Acupuncture

      6.  Hearing aids and exams for fitting them