CMS announced that the annual deductible for all Medicare Part B beneficiaries will be $183 for 2018, the same annual deductible in 2017. The monthly premium also remains unchanged at $134. The coinsurance remains at 20 percent of allowed charges. Click here for information about the 2018 Medicare premiums or cost sharing.
A provider may collect deductible or coinsurance amounts only where it appears that the patient will owe them and where it is routine and customary policy to request similar prepayment from non-Medicare patients with similar benefits that leave patients responsible for a part of the cost of their hospital services. For more information about prepayment of medical services, see the Medicare Claims Processing Manual 100-04, Chapter 2, section 10.4.