Section 1: Introduction To Medicare Part A

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Medicare Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is to test your knowledge of Section 1: Introduction to Medicare Part A in the SHIBA Volunteer Training Program manual.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Is someone eligible for Medicare who is age 65 or over and gets Social Security benefits due to the record of a spouse?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 2. 
    How long must a person receive Social Security disability benefits before being eligible for Medicare?
    • A. 

      36 months (in most cases)

    • B. 

      72 months (in most cases)

    • C. 

      12 months (in most cases)

    • D. 

      24 months (in most cases)

  • 3. 
    Which beneficiaries are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A?
    • A. 

      People entitled to and receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement cash benefits through early retirement, upon turning 65

    • B. 

      People receiving Social Security benefits due to disability, after 24 months

    • C. 

      Federal retirees who retired after 1982

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Who must apply for Medicare Part A? More than one answer exists.
    • A. 

      Those eligible but not receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement cash benefits upon turning 65

    • B. 

      Voluntary enrollees 65 and older who do not have 40 quarters of Social Security work credits

    • C. 

      Some government employees not receiving or eligible to receive cash benefits

    • D. 

      People with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease)

    • E. 

      Disabled persons who lost Medicare benefits due to having too much income

  • 5. 
    When is the initial enrollment period?
    • A. 

      A nine month period surrounding the 65th birthday; 4 months before, the month of, and 4 months after

    • B. 

      A five month period surrounding the 65th birthday; 2 months before, the month of, and 2 months after

    • C. 

      A seven month period surrounding the 65th birthday; 3 months before, the month of, and 3 months after

    • D. 

      A three month period surrounding the 65th birthday; 1 month before, the month of, and 1 month after

  • 6. 
    When does coverage begin if the beneficiary enrolls during the months before his/her 65th birthday?
    • A. 

      The month s/he signs up

    • B. 

      On the first day of the birthday month when the person turns 65

    • C. 

      On the first day of the month following the end of the person's initial enrollment period

  • 7. 
    A benefit period begins on the first day a beneficiary receives hospital care and ends after the person has been out of the hospital or Skilled Nursing Facility for ____ consecutive days.
  • 8. 
    What health services are covered under Medicare Part A?
    • A. 

      Inpatient hospital stays

    • B. 

      Skilled Nursing Facility care

    • C. 

      Home health care

    • D. 

      Hospice care

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    The fiscal intermediary that processes Medicare Part A hospital claims for Oregon is _______________.
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