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  • Writer's pictureBrittney Peresunko

"Understanding the Differences: Medicare vs. Medicaid"


Medicare is a federal program offered to people 65 or older and those with qualified disabilities. It has two main parts, A and B. Part A covers inpatient hospital care, skilled nursing facilities, hospice, home health care, and more. Part B is medical insurance that covers doctors' and other health providers' visits. Other programs include Part C and Part D.

Medicare covers up to 100 days in a skilled nursing facility but does not cover custodial or long-term care stays. When the skilled nursing period ends and the patient needs custodial or long-term care, Medicaid is usually needed.


Medicaid is a joint state and federal program that offers programs that help pay the costs of home services and custodial or long-term care services at a nursing home. Medicaid has certain eligibility requirements before benefits can be recieved based on income and asset levels.

How Woodford Medicaid can help

At Woodford Medicaid, we specialize in the Mass Health (Medicaid) application for nursing home long term coverage and home and community benefits throught the Frail Elder Program. Contact us today for more information about Medicare vs. Medicaid and anything in between.

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