Monday, November 15, 2010

Medicare Premiums and Deductibles 2011

Part A generally pays inpatient hospital, skilled nursing facility, and some home health. Most beneficiaries do not pay a premium for Part A since they have at least 40 quarters of Medicare-covered employment.

Part B generally pays a portion of the cost of physician services, outpatient hospital services, certain home health services, durable medical equipment, and other items.

Here below are the premiums, deductibles, and copays for Medicare Parts A and B for 2011:

Part A
Hospital Deductible$1132
Hospital Copaydays 61-90$238/day
days 90+$566/day
Skilled Nursing
Facility Copay
days 21-100$141.50
Part B
Premium for individual by income<$85k$115.40
$85k to $107k $161.5
$107k to $160k$230.70
$160k to $214k$299.90
>$214k $369.10


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