Coverage:Conditions that must be met before Medicare will provide coverage, and limits to coverage.
Medicare covers mental health care furnished by a doctor or health care professional who can be paid by Medicare. Ask your doctor, psychologist, social worker, or other health professional if they accept Medicare payment before you get treatment.
Inpatient Mental Health Care: Medicare covers inpatient mental health care services given in a hospital that requires a hospital stay. These services can be given in a general hospital, or in a specialty psychiatric hospital that only cares for people with mental health problems. Regardless of which type of hospital you choose, Medicare Part A helps pay for mental health services in the same way as it does for any other Medicare inpatient hospital care. If you are in a specialty psychiatric hospital, Medicare Part A helps pay up to 190 days of inpatient care in a Medicare-certified psychiatric facility during your lifetime. You may get care, including psychiatric services, in general hospitals after you reach the 190-day lifetime limit in specialty psychiatric hospitals.
CoPayment:The amount you need to pay.
You pay the same initial deductible and copayments as inpatient hospital care, except there is a
190-day lifetime limit in a psychiatric hospital.
Medicare Part:The part of Medicare that pays for this service or supply.
Organization Name:The organization name that this coverage topic is associated with.
Fiscal Intermediary (Part A)
Important Notes:Details regarding important notes about the coverage.