Medicare- The A, B, C’s…..and D’s- What You Need To Know

Date: October 17, 2017
Posted In: DLP Law

Medicare is a health insurance program that provides medical coverage to people 65 years of age or older and people with certain disabilities. There are different parts of Medicare. Medicare Part A covers inpatient care in hospitals and also helps to cover the cost of care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and home health care. Medicare Part B helps to cover doctors’ bills and other health care providers’ services, outpatient care, the cost of durable medical equipment, and certain aspects of home health care. Part B also helps to cover the cost of some preventive services to help maintain your health and to keep certain illnesses from worsening. Medicare Part C (aka Medicare Advantage) offers healthcare plan options run by Medicare-approved private insurance companies. Medicare Part D helps to cover the cost of prescription drugs. Part is administered by Medicare-approved private insurance companies.

If you have a question about Social Security benefits and Medicare coverage, contact me Attorney Thomas Cummings at or call (570) 347-1011 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: The above article is for instructive purposes only and each case is fact sensitive. Consultation with an attorney should be obtained instead of reliance upon the legal issues discussed in this column.

Tom Cummings
Thomas P. Cummings has been a Partner with Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP since 1996 and has been with the firm since 1991. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability and personal injury cases.