Like most other types of medical insurance there are many different parts and plans associated with Medicare. If you decide that you would like to look into this type of insurance you can easily find out how much coverage you will qualify for, and the types of services you can get. For example, there are different parts for inpatient care, outpatient care, prescription drugs and many others. If you already have a private primary insurance then you should look to use Medicare as a way to fill in the gaps.
Part A is the part that covers inpatient hospital treatment. Part B covers outpatient care in hospitals and a variety of different medical clinics. The other parts help with paying for prescription drugs and other forms of therapy. It is important to know that there is a good chance you will only be offered partial coverage which is why you will need to carefully select the parts of Medicare that you need. Don’t be afraid to ask questions at your local DSS office to make sure you get the full amount possible.
If you have a private primary insurance policy then you may need to carefully review it to see where you need extra coverage. That way you can easily identify the parts of Medicare you need and try to get them. While the amount of supplemental Medicare coverage you can see is limited by certain criteria, any help you get will be beneficial. If you wish to use Medicare as your primary insurance then you will more than likely need to look into getting as many parts as you can, along with as much coverage as possible.