Not all hospitals accept Medicare, but luckily, the vast majority of hospitals do. Generally, the hospitals that do not accept Medicare are Veterans Affairs and active military hospitals (they operate with VA and military benefits instead), though there are a few other exceptions nationwide.
Hospitals near me that accept Medicare
Hospitals need to follow specific safety and health regulations in order to participate with Medicare. To be absolutely certain that your local or preferred hospital accepts Medicare, visit Medicare.gov’s Health Care Comparison tool.
The tool allows you search for hospitals, doctors, nursing homes, hospice care, long-term facilities, and dialysis centers that accept Medicare. Plus, you can compare search results and see overall ratings, patient ratings, and more.
How much does Medicare Cover?
It’s important to note that even if you go to a hospital that accepts Medicare, you’ll still have out-of-pocket costs associated with your visit. Medicare only covers about 80% of health care costs — that’s why Medicare Supplement (or Medigap) plans exist.
United Medicare Advisors can help you find and enroll in a Medicare Supplement Insurance plan that fits your unique health care needs and monthly budget. In one phone call, a Licensed Insurance Agent will answer your questions and identify Medicare Supplement plans that will help cover your out-of-pocket expenses. Give us a call at (855) 665-9200 or visit our Plan Comparison tool to get started.
Published: January 18, 2021