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Part B premiums, deductibles remain stable for 2018

November 21, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B enrollees will be $134 for 2018, the same as 2017, CMS has announced.Some beneficiaries who were protected from Part B premium increases in prior years will have increases in 2018, but they will be offset by the increases in their Social Security benefits next year, CMS says.“Medicare's top priority is to ensure that beneficiaries have choices for affordable, high-quality care that fit their needs,” said CMS Administrator Seema...

Deductibles, Medicare Advantage, Part B premiums

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On the Editor's Desk

Toxic mix

June 21, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I blogged last week about the significant drop in the number of allowed beneficiaries for some of the most popular DMEPOS products starting in January of 2016. I speculated that the nosedive was due to CMS's roll out of competitive bidding to non-bid areas and its implementation of the first of two reimbursement cuts that each amount to about 25%. Quite a bit of conversation on twitter ensued. Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 12.28.22 PM.png A number of providers (and Managing Editor Theresa Flaherty)...

Competitive Bidding, Deductibles, Medicare, utilization

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