The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that the Medicare Part A deductible for inpatient hospital services will increase by $72 in calendar year (CY) 2022 to $1,556. The Part A daily coinsurance amounts will be:
- $389 for days 61-90 of hospitalization in a benefit period, up from the current $371.
- $778 for lifetime reserve days up from the current $742.
- $194.50 for days 21-100 of extended care services in a skilled nursing facility in a benefit period, up from the current $185.50.
The monthly Part A premium, paid by beneficiaries who have fewer than 40 quarters of Medicare-covered employment and certain people with disabilities, will increase by $28 in CY 2022 to $499.
The CMS announced that the annual deductible for Medicare Part B will increase by $30 in 2022 to $233, while the standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B will increase by $21.60 to $170.10. Members with questions should contact Vickie Kunz at the MHA.