Medicare 101: The Basic A-B-C-Ds

Barbara Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAAN

de Tornyay Endowed Professor for Healthy Aging
Director, de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging
School of Nursing
University of Washington

 Learning Objectives


By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • List at least three health care financing systems for older adults in the United States.
  • Define the four parts of Medicare –A –B –C –D.
  • Describe Medicare Reimbursement for primary, hospital, home, hospice, and skilled nursing care of older adults.


[From the Winter 2017 ]