Medicare Part A Coverage Costs | Meet Roger | Medicare Made Clear

Roger is admitted to the hospital in December and stays 5 days. He is readmitted in early February and stays for 3 days. He was out of the hospital less than 60 days before he went back.

Roger is in the hospital for a total of 8 days, all within a single benefit period. He pays just one deductible, and that covers all the hospital charges. The Part A deductible is $1,408 in 2020.

 Item   Amount
First Stay 
Medicare Part A deductible  $1,408
Co-pay days 1-5  $0 
Second Stay 
Medicare Part A deductible  $0
Co-pay days 6-8  $0 
Total Roger pays  $1,408

This is an example. Roger is not a real person. Dollar amounts shown are for illustration only. Actual costs depend on the specific plan. Your Medicare costs may be different. Only hospital charges are shown. Additional costs may include services such as doctors, lab tests and X-rays.