Medicare Part A Deductible

Medicare Part A Deductible

Medicare Part A Deductible

The Medicare Part A Deductible applies to benefits paid under Medicare Part A (Hospital). Before Medicare pays 80% of the approved expenses, you must pay the deductible for each Benefit Period.

In 2017, the Medicare Part A Deductible is $1,316.

Medicare Part A Deductible Benefit Period Definition

When you are admitted to the hospital, a Benefit Period starts. When you are discharged and remain out of the hospital for 60 consecutive days, your Benefit Period ends. After ending, if you are admitted again, you start a new Benefit Period and have to pay the Medicare Part A Deductible again.

Medicare Part A Deductible Cost History

Year

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Amount

$792

$812

$840

$876

$912

$952

$992

$1,024

Year

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Amount

$1,068

$1,100

$1,032

$1,156

$1,216

$1,184

$1,260

$1,288

For a complete cost history dating back to 1966 visit www.ssa.gov

Medicare Part A Deductible Coverage

All of the Standard Medicare Supplement Plans offer coverage for the Medicare Part A Deductible except Medigap Plan A.