Medicare Advantage (Part C) is a private alternative to Original Medicare (Parts A & B) and typically offers additional benefits. Medicare Advantage plans often limit your coverage to a particular network of healthcare providers; plans that allow you to see out-of-network providers charge you more.

You may pay a premium for your Medicare Advantage plan, in addition to your Part B premium.

    Benefit Period

    is the way the Original Medicare program measures your use of inpatient hospital and skilled nursing facility (SNF) services. It begins the day that you enter a hospital or SNF and ends when you have not received inpatient hospital or Medicare-covered skilled care in a SNF for 60 days in a row.
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