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Time to ready your billing software for the New Year!

Add this to your Tickler file for 2019. CMS states, “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 annual deductible for all Medicare Part B beneficiaries is $185 in 2019, an increase of $2 from the annual deductible $183 in 2018.”

Remember that since 2007 a beneficiary’s Part B monthly premium is based on his or her income. The total premiums for high-income beneficiaries for 2019 are shown in the following table:

Beneficiaries who file individual tax returns with income:

Beneficiaries who file joint tax returns with income:

Income-related monthly adjustment amount

Total monthly premium amount

Less than or equal to $85,000 Less than or equal to $170,000 $0.00 $135.50
Greater than $85,000 and less than or equal to $107,000 Greater than $170,000 and less than or equal to $214,000 $54.10 $189.60
Greater than $107,000 and less than or equal to $133,500 Greater than $214,000 and less than or equal to $267,000 $135.40 $270.90
Greater than $133,500 and less than or equal to $160,000 Greater than $267,000 and less than or equal to $320,000 $216.70 $352.20
Greater than $160,000 and less than $500,000 Greater than $320,000 and less than $750,000 $297.90 $433.40
Greater than or equal to $500,000 Greater than or equal to $750,000 $325.00 $460.50

 

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