Medicare Part A

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Medicare Part A Coverage & Costs - 2020

Most people do not pay a premium for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance).  This is also known as “premium-free" Part A.  If you or your spouse paid Medicare taxes for less than 30 quarters, you will have a monthly cost of $458 per month.  If you paid Medicare taxes for 30-39 quarters, the standard premium is $252 per month.

 

Services

What Medicare Pays

What you Pay

Hospitalization

  
  • First 60 Days

All But $1408

$1408

  • Days 61-90

All but $352 a Day

$352 a Day

  • Days 91 and After (60 Reserve Days)

All but $704 a Day

$704 a Day

  • After Reserve (Additional 365 Days)

$0

All Costs

  • Beyond lifetime reserve days

$0

All Costs

   

Skilled Nursing Facility Care

  
  • Days 1-20

All Approved Amounts

$0

  • Days 21-100

All but $176 a Day

$176 a Day

  • Days 101 and beyond

$0

All Costs

   

Blood

  
  • First Three Pints

$0

All Costs

  • Additional Amounts

100%

$0

   

Hospice Care

  
  • You must meet Medicare’s requirements, including a doctor’s certification of terminal illness

All but very limited copayment/coinsurance for outpatient drugs and inpatient respite care

$0 for hospice care, up to $5 for each prescription, and 5% of the Medicare-approved amount for respite care