2013 Medicare Part B Deductible Amount

Medicare has announced that the Part B annual deductible for 2013 will be $147.00, an increase of $7.00 from the annual deductible in 2012. This means that once a Medicare beneficiary has paid $147.00 for medical care covered by Medicare Part B, Medicare will begin to pay for services at 80% of their approved amount; some services are paid at 100% by Medicare and not subject to the Part B deductible. Medicare Part B approves items such as doctors' services, outpatient services, ambulance services, etc.

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