Inpatient hospital care
covers inpatient hospital care when all of these are true:
- You’re admitted to the hospital as an inpatient after an official doctor’s order, which says you need inpatient hospital care to treat your illness or injury.
- The hospital accepts Medicare.
- In certain cases, the Utilization Review Committee of the hospital approves your stay while you’re in the hospital.
Medicare inpatient hospital care coverage includes:
- Semi-private rooms
- General nursing
- Drugs as part of your inpatient treatment
- Other hospital services and supplies
Inpatient mental health care in a psychiatric hospital is limited to 190 days in a lifetime.
Inpatient hospital care includes care you get in:
- Acute care hospitals
- Critical access hospitals
- Inpatient rehabilitation facilities
- Long-term care hospitals
- Inpatient care as part of a qualifying clinical research study
- Mental health care
covers your doctors’ services you get while you’re in a hospital.
This doesn't include:
- Private-duty nursing
- Private room (unless )
- Television and phone in your room (if there's a separate charge for these items)
- Personal care items, like razors or slipper socks