part B


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part B

Managed care A component of the Medicare reimbursement system–US that provides supplementary payments for medical services and supplies that are not covered under part A; part B is voluntary, covers physician fees and individual provider services; it is financed partly by monthly premiums paid by enrollees and partly by the federal government. See Medicare, Part A, Participation, TEFRA. Cf Medicaid.
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Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced hikes in Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles for 2017.
About 30% of people not protected by Medicare Part B's "hold harmless" provision would be looking at premium increases ranging from $134 to $428.60, depending on their income in 2015.
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"):
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 $223.00 to $509.80 per month in 2016.
This Medicare legislation would gradually phase down reliance on Medicare Part B's fee-for-service payment model.
In previous postings on the ANA NurseSpace Blog One Strong Voice (www.ananursespace.org), I have provided information on the participation of APRNs in directly billing Medicare Part B carriers for services provided to their Medicare patients.
Not only are there increases in the numbers of APRNs directly billing Medicare Part B, those nurses are providing services to an increasing number of patients in the program, representing increasing percentages of patients.
He then took 4-18 to restrict Stockton Sports Part B's reply to 106-7 depite the efforts of A Akram (57).
Blevins also explains the other parts of Medicare, including Part B's supplemental medical insurance and Part C's Medicare + Choice program, along with the different funding sources involved.
The so-called "permanent doc fix" would gradually phase down reliance on Medicare Part B's fee-for-service payment model.