Medicare Advantage is also called Medicare Part C. It’s an alternative to Original Medicare (Parts A and B). It is provided by private insurance companies that contract with Medicare to provide you with all of your Part A and B benefits. They usually include additional benefits that are not included with Original Medicare.
You must be enrolled in both Part A and Part B to choose a Medicare Advantage plan. You’ll still be in the Medicare program, but you will receive your benefits through the plan instead of through Original Medicare.
What Does Medicare Part C Cover?
Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans combine coverage for hospital care, doctor visits and other medical services all in one plan. Plans are required to provide all of the benefits offered by Medicare Parts A and B (except hospice care, which continues to be provided by Part A). Many plans also provide prescription drug coverage and additional benefits like routine dental and eye care.
Medicare Advantage Plans include Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO), Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO), Private Fee-for-Service Plans (PFFS), Special Needs Plans (SNP), and Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans.
If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, Medicare services are covered through the plan and aren’t paid for under Original Medicare.
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