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Covers mental health care services you get in a hospital that require you to be admitted as an inpatient. You can get these services either in a general hospital or a psychiatric hospital that only cares for people with mental health conditions.

If you're in a psychiatric hospital (instead of a general hospital), Part A only pays for up to 190 days of inpatient psychiatric hospital services during your lifetime.

Medicare doesn't cover:

  • Private duty nursing
  • A phone or television in your room
  • Personal items, like toothpaste, socks, or razors
  • A private room, unless

Who's eligible?

All people with Part A are covered.

Your costs in Original Medicare

  • $1, 288 for each .
  • Days 1–60: $0 per day of each benefit period.
  • Days 61–90: $322 coinsurance per day of each benefit period.
  • Days 91 and beyond: $644 coinsurance per each "lifetime reserve day" after day 90 for each benefit period (up to 60 days over your lifetime).
  • Beyond : all costs.
  • 20% of the for mental health services you get from doctors and other providers while you're a hospital inpatient.

Note

There's no limit to the number of benefit periods you can have when you get mental health care in a general hospital. You can also have multiple benefit periods when you get care in a psychiatric hospital. Remember, there's a lifetime limit of 190 days.

Source: www.medicare.gov
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