Medicare Part A, often called hospital insurance, covers inpatient hospital stays, skilled nursing facility care, hospice care, and home health services. It helps to cover the costs associated with hospitalizations, surgeries, and medically necessary treatments.
On the other hand, Medicare Part B, known as medical insurance, covers outpatient services, including doctor visits, preventive care, laboratory tests, medical equipment, and necessary vaccinations. Part B is designed to help individuals maintain their health by providing coverage for essential medical services and preventive screenings. Medicare Part A and Part B comprise the core components of Medicare, ensuring comprehensive coverage for a wide range of healthcare needs.