Last Updated: Oct 17, 2018
The 2019 Medicare Parts A (inpatient hospitals) and B (physician and outpatient hospital services) premiums and deductibles were announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Oct. 12, 2018.
The standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B enrollees will be $135.50 for 2019, an increase of $1.50 from $134 in 2018.
The following deductibles and coinsurances will be in effect for 2019:
- $341 a day for days 61-90
- $682 a day for days 91-150, lifetime reserve days
- $170.50 a day for Skilled Nursing Facility coinsurance
After the deductible is met, beneficiaries typically pay 20 percent of the Medicare-approved amount for most doctor services (including most doctor services while the beneficiary is a hospital inpatient), outpatient therapy, and durable medical equipment.
For more details, access this CMS fact sheet on 2019 Medicare Parts A and B Premiums and Deductibles.
Premiums for Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Part D (Medicare Prescription Drug plans) already finalized are unaffected by this announcement. CMS offers more information on Parts C and D in this fact sheet.
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