On October 27, 2011 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) released notices detailing the Medicare Part A and Part B premiums and Deductibles for calendar year 2012. Hospital Deductible: $1,156 per spell of illness Hospital Coinsurance: Days 0-60: $0 Days 61-90: $289 / day Days 91-150: $578 / day Skilled Nursing Facility Coinsurance … Read more

Hospice care is available for Medicare beneficiaries who are certified by a hospice physician as having a life expectancy of six months or less if the terminal illness runs its normal course. In 1983, the hospice benefit was designed to cover approximately 210 days of care. There were four benefit periods: two 90 day periods, … Read more