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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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CMS announces 2017 premiums

November 11, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - For about 70% of Medicare beneficiaries, the average monthly premium for Part B services will be about $109 in 2017, compared to $104.90 for the past four years, CMS announced Nov. 10.Premiums for this group are protected from sharp increases by a statutory “hold harmless” provision designed to protect seniors, the agency says.“This year, as in the past, the Secretary has exercised her statutory authority to mitigate projected premium increases for these beneficiaries,...

Medicare, Part B premiums

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