Medicare is a government program that was created to ensure that both the elderly and those with disabilities will have access to health care at affordable prices.
Medicare has undergone many changes and currently it is classified into three groups: Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, and Medicare Part D.
Each type of Medicare offers a different type of coverage and has its own premiums.
When seniors reach the age of sixty-five, they become eligible for Medicare.
Part A Medicare is the insurance used for both hospital stays and after care. When someone applies for Part A Medicare, they must also apply for Part B.
Part B Medicare works in conjunction with Part A to ensure that hospital and doctor costs, are covered and paid for.
Part D Medicare is used to pay for various medications and prescription drugs.
Those on Medicare are still responsible for paying premiums as well as a portion of the costs. When Medicare begins to pay costs, it is called a benefit period. If you incur any charges in between, you will be responsible for paying those yourself. Everyone must pay a certain amount of the cost before Medicare Part A will begin paying the remainder or a share of the bill.
Since Medicare is a federal government program, many people feel confused if they have an issue or concern regarding the care or treatment they received while on Medicare.
If you believe that you have been a victim of medical malpractice while on Medicare you will need to contact a lawyer who is experienced with both Medicare and Medicaid. Essentially, you will need to file a claim against the federal government. An experienced lawyer is the best person to contact to ensure that your case is filed according to the terms set forth by law.