In this module, you will learn about the coverage and costs under Original Medicare Part A, also known as hospital insurance. You will learn about key areas of Part A coverage: inpatient hospital care, skilled nursing facility care, home health care, and hospice care. We’ll also explore cost components for Part A, including what constitutes premium-free Part A for beneficiaries or their spouses based on work history, what determines a benefit period and how the Part A deductible applies to each period, and how coinsurances may apply for Part A-covered services, depending on what type of service is received.

Learning Objectives

After taking this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the services Part A covers
  • Understand when Part A will cover those services
  • Explain the three Part A costs: premiums, deductibles, and coinsurances


  • Interactive activities and knowledge quizzes
  • Review tests at the end of every module – 80% or higher mark to pass the module and download a certificate of completion
  • Educational content vetted by a team of national experts at Medicare Rights Center
  • Closed captioning
  • An array of printable supplementary tools and fliers