Medicare Part A pays for up to 20 days of skilled nursing or therapy staff. However, you pay $194 co-insurance in 2022 for days 21 to 100. You pay all costs beyond 100 days.
Medicare Part A covers blood you get as a hospital inpatient. In most cases, the hospital gets blood from a blood bank at no charge to you. However, if the hospital has to buy blood for you, you will need to pay hospital costs for the first 3 units of blood in a calendar year. Otherwise, you will need a blood donor.
As a hospital patient Medicare Part A cover blood transfusions.You may receive a blood transfusion to restore blood volume after a serious injury (hemorrhage). Furthermore, you can get blood transfusions to improve the oxygen carrying capacity of blood due to sever anemia.
Medicare Part A covers cancer treatment, including chemotherapy when you have cancer and are a hospital inpatient. When you are discharged from the hospital, you will need Medicare Part B to pay chemotherapy as a hospital outpatient or in a doctor’s office or clinic.
Medicare Part A pays for anesthesia services provided by a hospital if you are an inpatient. However, you will pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for the anesthesia services provided by a doctor or certified registered nurse anesthetist. Moreover, the anesthesia service must be associated with the underlying medical or surgical service. In addition, you may have to pay the facility a co-payment.
When you meet certain conditions related to morbid obesity, Medicare Part A will pay for some bariatric surgical procedures. For example, gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic banding surgery.