Medicare Part C Medical Coverage
In addition to hospital coverage, Medicare Part C includes the following Medical Coverage:
- Doctor Visits
- Preventive Screenings
- Mobility Equipment
Your Medicare Part C medical coverage is for stays at any hospital or medical facility for less than 24 hours (even if your stay occurs overnight). As part of your Medicare Advantage plan, it covers medically necessary services and supplies to treat your health condition.
For example, Part C includes outpatient preventive services such as your annual flu shot and annual wellness visit to prevent illness. Furthermore, Medicare Part C covers medical screening tests such as cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer screenings to detect your health conditions early so treatment is most effective.
Medicare Advantage plans also cover ambulance services and durable medical equipment.
Medicare Part C covers ground ambulance transportation when you need to be transported to a hospital, critical access hospital, or skilled nursing facility. However, your Medicare Advantage plan will only cover ambulance service to the nearest appropriate medical facility that is able to provide for your medical needs. In addition, your MA plan may pay emergency ambulance transportation in an airplane or helicopter to a hospital if you need rapid medical transport.