Kot Task 2

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Medicare part A is hospital coverage for inpatient hospital stays. More specifically, Part A is coverage for critical access hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care hospitals. Part A also covers inpatient care in a skilled nursing facility (not supervisory or long-term care), hospice care services and some home health care services. Inpatient care in a Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institution is also covered. In the scenario provided, Mrs. Zwick is admitted to the hospital as an inpatient because she had a stroke. The patient was deemed by the physician to need continued treatment after discharge due to the patient 's condition and was discharged to a skilled nursing facility. To determine what coverage…show more content…
The patient also pays 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for most doctor services (including most doctor services while patient is hospital inpatient), outpatient therapy, and durable medical equipment. Under Medicare Part B, the patient would be responsible to pay: 40% of the Medicare-approved amount for most outpatient mental health care (Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance), 2012). Medicare part D is the prescription drug plan. Each plan has its own list of covered drugs (called a formulary). Many Medicare drug plans place drugs into different tiers on their formularies. Drugs in each tier have a different cost. For example, a drug in a lower tier will generally cost less than a drug in a higher tier. In some cases, if the drug is on a higher tier and the patient 's prescriber (the patient 's doctor or other health care provider who is legally allowed to write prescriptions) thinks the patient needs that drug instead of a comparable drug on a lower tier, the prescriber can ask the patients plan for an allowance to get a lower copayment. In the case of Mrs. Zwick Part D will cover the prescription drugs that she needs that are not covered by Medicare Part A and Part B unless those medications are on the unapproved list. What the patient will be responsible for paying

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