Many seniors are enrolling in Medicare for their first time in 2022, and with all the different parts, there are questions.
Many want to know what Medicare Part A will cover or what changes they may face if they already have the coverage.
While many parts of Medicare Part A don’t look like they’re changing, differences with the finances might be happening.
What does Medicare Part A cover and what do I need to pay?
Medicare Part A covers things like hospital stays, nursing facilities, hospice care, inpatient rehab, and certain services provided through home health care.
This part of Medicare has a deductible.
In 2021 beneficiaries had to pay $1,484 for inpatient hospital stays.
In 2022, it will cost $1,556.
This covers the first 60 days of an inpatient hospital stay during the benefit period.
In 2021 it was $371 per day and in 2022 it will be $389.
Lifetime reserve days will cist $778 per day vs. $742 in 2021.
Skilled nursing facility stays will cost Medicare recipients $194.50 per day for coinsurance between the 21st through 100th day. It was $185.50 in 2021.
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