2015 Medicare Rates

November 14, 2014

Medicare officials announced that monthly premiums for Medicare Part B (outpatient care) will remain the same for beneficiaries in 2015. The basic Medicare Part B premium is $104.90 per month.   

Beneficiaries with 2013 adjusted gross income (plus tax-exempt interest income) over $85,000 – or $170,000 if married and filing jointly – will continue to pay higher means-tested premiums.  

The means-tested rates also will remain flat in 2015. Means-tested rates range from $146.90 to $335.70 per person per month, depending on income. The Part B annual deductible will also stay at $147.  

This marks the second year in a row Medicare rates have not increased.

Medicare Part B  costs

Another announcement noted the Medicare Part A deductible – which people pay when admitted to a hospital – will increase $44 in 2015 to $1,260. That deductible covers up to 60 days of Medicare-covered inpatient hospital care. Beneficiaries will pay $315 per day for days 61 through 90 in 2015 (up from $304 in 2014) and $630 per day for hospital stays beyond 90 days (up from $608 in 2014). The daily coinsurance rate for days 21 through 100 in a skilled-nursing facility will rise from $152 to 157.50.