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Medicare Part A and Part B cover different aspects of home healthcare. Part A covers rehabilitation therapy and skilled nursing care. Part B covers medical equipment and necessary supplies.
People who qualify for parts A and B may receive home health coverage. However, they must also meet certain criteria, including needing rehabilitation therapy or skilled nursing care on a short-term basis to treat an illness or injury and being homebound.
A 20% coinsurance applies to necessary medical equipment. The care provider will alert the person receiving these services to any outstanding costs before treatment starts.
Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu.
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