Definitions for "Original Medicare"
A plan that is available everywhere in the United States. Some people call it “traditional Medicare” or “fee-for-service” Medicare. Original Medicare is the way most people get their Medicare Part A and Part B health care. It is the national pay-per-visit program that lets you go to any doctor, hospital, or other health care provider who accepts Medicare. You must pay the deductible. Medicare pays its share of the Medicare-approved amount, and you pay your share. Original Medicare has two parts: Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance).
also called "fee-for-service Medicare" – the doctor or hospital is not in network or out of network as is a Medicare Advantage plan. If you have original Medicare in 2006 and want drug coverage from Medicare you will need to enroll in a stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.
(See Medicare)