.13 Medicare Definition
 
Medicare is an insurance program for persons age 65 and over or disabled for at least two years, who meet the eligibility requirements under Title II of the Social Security Act. The Medicare program is administered by CMS and eligibility is determined by the Social Security Administration.
 
Medicare provides insurance coverage as follows:
 
Medicare Part A
Medicare Part B
Medicare Part D
 
Participants who are currently covered by Medicare Part A, B, or D may apply and be determined eligible for MA when they meet MA eligibility factors. (See the Medical Assistance Eligibility Policy Manual)