Yes, the costs associated with Part A are different this year.
Remember, Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital services, skilled nursing facility services, home health care, and hospice. Look through your 2019 Medicare & You handbook to review services covered under Part A.
The following chart shows costs last year compared to this year.
Original Medicare Part A Costs: 2018 vs. 2019
|Original Medicare Part A Costs: 2018 vs. 2019|
|Part A premium||$0/month if you’ve worked more than 10 years||$0/month if you’ve worked more than 10 years|
|$232/month if you’ve worked between 7.5 and 10 years||$240/month if you’ve worked between 7.5 and 10 years|
|$422/month if you’ve worked fewer than 30 quarters (7.5 years)||$437/month if you’ve worked fewer than 30 quarters (7.5 years)|
|Hospital deductible||$1,340 each benefit period||$1,364 each benefit period|
|Hospital coinsurance||$0/day for days 1 – 60 once you’ve met your deductible||$0/day for days 1 – 60 once you’ve met your deductible|
|$335/day for days 61 – 90 of each benefit period||$341/day for days 61 -90 of each benefit period|
|$670/day for days 91 – 150 (non-renewable lifetime reserve days)||$682/day for days 91- 150 (non-renewable lifetime reserve days)|
|Skilled nursing facility coinsurance||$0/day for days 1 – 20 each benefit period (after a minimum 3-day inpatient hospital stay)||$0/day for days 1-20 of each benefit period (after a minimum 3-day inpatient hospital stay)|
|$167.50/day for days 21 – 100 each benefit period||$170.50/day for days 21 – 100 of each benefit period.|
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