Understanding Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people aged 65 or older and certain younger people with disabilities.

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that helps pay medical costs for people with limited income who meet certain eligibility criteria. Medicaid also offers financial assistance for nursing home and personal care services. Every state has different rules for Medicaid.

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Medicare

  • Hospital insurance. Medicare Part A covers hospital stays, hospice care, skilled nursing facilities and some home healthcare. Accepted at The University of Kansas Health System.
  • Medical insurance. Medicare Part B covers doctor visits, preventive care and screening and medical supplies. Accepted at The University of Kansas Health System.
  • Also known as the Medicare Advantage plan, Medicare Part C replaces traditional Medicare. Contact your plan to determine if they will work with The University of Kansas Health System.
  • Also known as MediGap, Medicare supplemental policies allow employees to see any provider that accepts Medicare. Contact your plan to determine if they will work with The University of Kansas Health System.

Medicaid – KanCare Program

The KanCare program went into effect Jan. 1, 2013, and replaced the Kansas Medicaid Program. KanCare offers three health plans to coordinate healthcare for their Medicaid beneficiaries.

 

Three health plans

Questions? Contact Kansas Medical Assistance Program Enrollment Center.

866-305-5147

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