Unlike Medicare Part A, which covers hospital and skilled nursing facility care, and Part D, which provides outpatient drug coverage, Medicare Part B covers outpatient medical care.
An eligible individual can only enroll in Medicare Part B during one of three periods (see the chart "The 3 Medicare Enrollment Periods"):
What's more, the LEP increases along with a beneficiary's Part B premium, and there is no cap.
Last week, we learned that low inflation over the past year would mean no cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security beneficiaries in 2016, while higher-income Medicare Part B beneficiaries would see a sharp rise in their monthly premiums.
The "held-harmless" phrase refers to the income thresholds that determine premiums for Part B of Medicare; about 30% of Medicare beneficiaries have incomes above the $85,000 (for single filers) modified AGI or $170,000 (for joint filers) MAGI level who under current law would pay premiums between $223.
org), I have provided information on the participation of APRNs in directly billing Medicare Part B carriers for services provided to their Medicare patients.
In 2011, 100,585 APRNs directly billed Part B carriers for $2.
Thousands of Medicare patients in each of the 50 states are acquainted with an APRN as a source of Part B services.