Course 6 - Assisting Patients and Caregivers with Medicare Coverage
While your patients will have individual variations in insurance coverage, Medicare is the largest insurer of individuals over the age of 65. This course provides a broad overview of Medicare benefits and directs you to resources useful to determining sevice-specific coverage. Patients and caregivers may ask you for help in understanding their Medicare coverage. They may make decisions about their health care based on what they feel they can can afford.
Registered nurses and healthcare providers focusing on best practices in chronic disease management, case management, caregiver education and support, transitional care, and geriatric evaluation and management.
- Define the terms premium, deductible, co-payment, co-insurance, eligibility, supplemental insurance, custodial care, long term care, home care, and Medicare Advantage.
- Identify the federal telephone number and web address for obtaining information to assist patients in using the Medicare program.