Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD). Medicare is run by a federal agency called The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Medicare covers services (like lab tests, surgeries, and doctor visits) and supplies (like wheelchairs and walkers) that are considered medically necessary to treat a disease or condition.

When does Medicare pay for healthcare services or post acute care?

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