Medical Definition of Medicare Part A

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Medicare Part A: The Medicare program that covers inpatient hospital stays.

Medicare is the United States government's health insurance program for the aged and some disabled persons. Medicare is currently available to people 65 and older and to people with certain disabilities.

Medicare Part B covers physician and outpatient services.

Reviewed on 9/7/2018

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