The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the 2018 deductibles and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. CMS announced that the annual deductible for all Medicare Part B beneficiaries will be $183 in 2018, the same annual deductible as in 2017. Premiums and deductibles for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug plans are already finalized and are unaffected by this announcement.
The Medicare Part A annual inpatient hospital deductible that beneficiaries pay when admitted to the hospital will be $1,340 per benefit period in 2018, an increase of $24 from $1,316 in 2017.
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