More About Medicare: Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facility, and Hospice Care Benefits


Most people understand that today’s Medicare program provides hospital and physician benefits for those who qualify for this program. What they may not understand – or may not be familiar with – are some of the more specific benefits provided under the Medicare umbrella, including skilled nursing facility care, home health care and hospice care. This course takes a look at these three benefits, which are critically important to individuals as they age. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the benefits provided by Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D
  • describe the eligibility criteria to receive Medicare-covered skilled nursing facility care
  • distinguish between skilled care and custodial care
  • understand the eligibility requirements that must be met to receive Medicare-covered home health care
  • describe the types of home health care services that Medicare will cover
  • understand who is eligible to receive Medicare-covered hospice care
  • list the types of hospice services that Medicare will cover
  • describe how Medicare Advantage may differ in its approach from Original Medicare in providing health care benefits

Designed For

Life and health insurance producers; financial advisors and planners 
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