|Medicare Part B Costs|
|In 2016, you will pay|
|Monthly Premium||$121.80 1 if your annual income is below $85,000 ($170,000 for couples) and you do not qualify for hold harmless protection. This includes a $3 surcharge amount as a result of the budget agreement which reduced the premium increase.
People with high incomes have a higher Part B premium.
|Doctor and other medical services||20% if your provider accepts assignment2|
|Outpatient hospital care||Coinsurance or copayment that can be no higher than the Part A hospital deductible ($1,288 in 2016)3|
|Home health care||Nothing|
|Clinical diagnostic lab services||Nothing|
|Other diagnostic tests and x-rays4||20%|
|Diabetes self-management supplies (glucose monitors, lancets, test strips)5||20%|
|Durable medical equipment (e.g., wheelchairs, hospital beds)6||20%7|
|Physical therapy services||20%|
|Outpatient mental health services9||20%|
|Annual Wellness Visit||Nothing|
|Preventive Care||You pay nothing for many preventive care services that are recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. There may be copays and deductibles for some preventive services.|
|1 $121.80/month for people with an annual income below $85,000 for individuals ($170,000 for couples who file a joint tax return).
2 Of Medicare-approved amount for providers who accept assignment. If your doctor does not accept assignment, federal law allows him or her to charge up to 15 percent above Medicare’s approved amount.
The above chart includes common services and items covered by Medicare. It is not a complete list.
Medicare does not cover all health care services.