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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: The ABCDs of Medicare

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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: The ABCDs of Medicare

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Barry Weiss, MD, MPH
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
POGOe Id: 
21388
Date Posted: 
03/25/2019
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
03/11/2019
Abstract: 

"The ABCDs of Medicare" is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to:

  1. Explain what each of the four parts of Medicare (A,B,C,D) covers
  2. List three differences between a Medicare Advantage plan and original Medicare
  3. Explain what is meant by the “donut hole”
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Learning resource types: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Laura Vitkus MPH lvitkus@aging.arizona.edu


Suggested Citation:
Dr. Barry Weiss. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: The ABCDs of Medicare. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2019 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21388