While Medicare Advantage offers some improvements and extended coverage for some health services over Original Medicare, plans are so variable that choosing one can be complicated.
Medicaid Advantage plans are a part of Medicare known as Medicare Part C. These plans are offered by private insurance companies that have been approved by Medicare. Legally, a Medicare Advantage plan must provide all the same services that Original Medicare provides, including Part A (hospitalization, nursing home care and hospice) and Part B (doctor visits, medical tests and mental health care). However, these plans offer additional benefits not available under Original Medicare. There are also numerous versions of the plans to best suit your medical needs.