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Medicare announces 2013 cost sharing amounts

Medicare Cost Sharing for 2013

The folks at Medicare have released the 2013 Medicare premium, deductible and coinsurance amounts to be paid by Medicare beneficiaries in the Original Medicare program, effective January 1, 2013. These amounts will be more important to those that have Original Medicare and a California Medicare Supplement:

2012 2013 Cost Sharing Change
$99.90* $104.90* Monthly Part B Premium*
$140.00 $147.00 Part B Deductible per year
$1,156.00 $1,184.00 Part A Deductible per benefit period
$289.00 $296.00 Daily cost to beneficiary for hospital days 61 to 90 in a benefit period
$578.00 $592.00 Daily cost to beneficiary for hospital days 91 to 150 in a benefit period (lifetime reserve days)
$144.50 $148.00 Skilled Nursing Facility daily coinsurance amount for days 21 to 100 in a benefit period
$451.00 $441.00 Monthly Part A premium (paid by Medicare beneficiaries who have fewer than 30 quarters of Medicare-covered employment, and certain disabled beneficiaries)
$248.00 $243.00 Monthly Part A premium (paid by Medicare beneficiaries with 30 to 39 quarters of Medicare-covered employment, and certain disabled beneficiaries)

By Dave Wilson

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