If people leave the United States, Original Medicare (Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) and Medicare Medical Insurance (Part B)) does not usually cover their health care needs. Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands are considered part of the United States.
There are a few rare exceptions. Medicare may pay for inpatient hospital services in Mexico and Canada, depending on certain circumstances.
Some Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) may provide worldwide coverage benefits outside the United States. Beneficiaries should check with their provider before they travel.
Does Medicare Cover All of Beneficiaries’ Medical Expenses After Age 65?
What Cost-Sharing Obligations Do Beneficiaries Have Under Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) and Medicare Medical Insurance (Part B)?
What Types of Services Are Covered Under Medicare?
What Services Are Not Covered by Medicare?
What Outpatient Services Are Covered by Medicare?