Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare Supplements _OH

This course provides a comprehensive study of Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance and Medicaid. It introduces each of these three topics, and then delves into their purpose, function, and mechanics. The course explains the four parts of Medicare – Part A, Part B, Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Part D, and how consumers can enroll and when they will be eligible for benefits. The course then looks at the Medicaid program in relation to Medicare and Medicare beneficiaries, covering this program’s basics and mechanics, including coverage, eligibility, and coordination with Medicare. The course also covers the basics of Medicare supplement plans and explains how the Affordable Care Act of 2010 affects all of these programs. 

The course includes the following chapters:

  • Introduction to Medicare
  • Basics of Medicare
  • Mechanics of Medicare
  • Basics of Medicaid
  • Mechanics of Medicaid
  • Basics of Medicare Supplement Plans
  • Basics of Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Medicare in the New Millennium
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003
  • Summary of Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare Supplement Plans

This is an intermediate level course. Upon conclusion, students will be able to: 

  • demonstrate an understanding of the history and purpose of Medicare, Medicaid, and Medicare supplement insurance
  • describe the eligibility criteria for each of these programs
  • explain the mechanics of the four parts of Medicare 
  • distinguish the features, options and benefits associated with Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage (including Part D)
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between Medicare and Medicaid, and how they work together to provide medical coverage for eligible individuals 
  • describe the basic purpose, function and features of Medicare supplement (Medigap) policies 
  • explain the very different roles of Medicare and Medicaid in providing long-term care services and support 

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