DaleyCare Medicare Glossary

Learn more about Medicare. Start with these definitions.

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MEDICARE ADVANTAGE

Medicare Advantage – or Medicare Part C – allows Medicare beneficiaries to receive Medicare-covered benefits through private health plans instead of through Original Medicare. Advantage plans often include additional benefits – beyond those included in Medicare Part A and Part B – such as prescription drug coverage. In exchange for the benefits, coverage may be limited to network of providers. An Advantage plan may be an HMO, PPO or private fee-for-service plan, but it must be approved by Medicare and follow its guidelines.

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