Part A—Hospital Insurance Benefits for the Aged and Disabled
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM
Sec. 1811. [42 U.S.C. 1395c] The insurance program for which entitlement is established by sections 226 and 226A provides basic protection against the costs of hospital, related post-hospital, home health services, and hospice care in accordance with this part for (1) individuals who are age 65 or over and are eligible for retirement benefits under title II of this Act (or would be eligible for such benefits if certain government employment were covered employment under such title) or under the railroad retirement system, (2) individuals under age 65 who have been entitled for not less than 24 months to benefits under title II of this Act (or would have been so entitled to such benefits if certain government employment were covered employment under such title) or under the railroad retirement system on the basis of a disability, and (3) certain individuals who do not meet the conditions specified in either clause (1) or (2) but who are medically determined to have end stage renal disease.
 See Vol. II, P.L. 101-508, §4004, with respect to payments for medical education costs.
See Vol. II, P.L. 115–271, §6086, with respect to HHS study and report to Congress regarding best practices and payment options for non-opioid treatments for acute and chronic pain management under Parts A and B. See §6095, with respect to guidance published on the HHS website regarding opioid prescribing.
See Vol. II, P.L. 115–271, §6092, with respect to another HHS-CMS study on pain management and opioid use disorder prevention strategies for individuals entitled to benefits under Part A.