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Using Medicaid with Medicare or Other Medical Insurance

If you have both Medicare and Medicaid, they work together for you. Medicare pays first, and Medicaid pays last.

Medicare has two parts: Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B

Medicare Part A:

Medicaid will pay most of the hospital bills that Medicare Part A doesn’t pay. You may be billed for a small amount, called “co-insurance.” You might also have to pay part of the deductible for inpatient hospital care.

Medicare Part B:

Not everyone on Medicare has Part B. You have to pay a small amount each month. Medicaid will pay this monthly charge for you. Let your DHS county office know you have Medicare Part B so you won’t be charged a Medicare premium. Medicaid also pays most of the charges that Medicare Part B will not pay. You may be billed for a small amount.

If you have health insurance and Medicaid:

Other times when Medicaid will not pay until someone else pays:

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