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Medicare Deductible Update

Medicare
in Medicare
By Team KMCU

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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