FEDERAL HEALTH INSURANCE
Medicare Part A generally speaking, covers hospital “inpatient” costs. You are considered “inpatient” when you are formally admitted to a hospital with a doctor’s order. You are considered outpatient if you receive any type of in or outpatient hospital services without being formally admitted to a hospital with a doctor’s order. Part A also covers approved stays in skilled nursing facilities, hospice care at home and, in some situations, Hospice care in approved facilities.