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Medicare Part A 2014 Costs

  • Monthly premium: If you buy Part A, you'll pay up to $441 each month in 2013 ($426 in 2014).  Most people get premium-free Part A.
  • Late enrollment penalty: If you don't buy it when you're first eligible, your monthly premium may go up 10%. (You'll have to pay the higher premium for twice the number of years you could have had Part A, but didn't sign up.) Learn more about the Part A late enrollment penalty.

Part A costs if you have Original Medicare

  • Home health care
    • $0 for home health care services.
    • 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for durable medical equipment.

  • Hospice care
    • $0 for hospice care.
    • You may need to pay a copayment of no more than $5 for each prescription drug and other similar products for pain relief and symptom control.
    • You may need to pay 5% of the Medicare-approved amount for inpatient respite care. 
    • Medicare doesn't cover room and board when you get hospice care in your home or another facility where you live (like a nursing home).

  • Hospital inpatient stay
    • $1,184 deductible for each benefit period in 2013. ($1,216 in 2014)
    • Days 1–60: $0 coinsurance for each benefit period in 2013. ($1,216 in 2014)
    • Days 61–90: $296 coinsurance per day of each benefit period in 2013. ($304 in 2014)
    • Days 91 and beyond: $592 coinsurance per each "lifetime reserve day" after day 90 for each benefit period (up to 60 days over your lifetime) in 2013. ($608 in 2014)
    • Beyond lifetime reserve days: all costs.
  • Mental health inpatient stay
    • Days 1–60: $1,184 deductible for each benefit period in 2013. ($1,216 in 2014)
    • Days 61–90: $296 coinsurance per day of each benefit period in 2013. ($304 in 2014)
    • Days 91 and beyond: $592 coinsurance per each "lifetime reserve day" after day 90 for each benefit period (up to 60 days over your lifetime) in 2013. ($608 in 2014)
    • Beyond lifetime reserve days: all costs.
    • 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for mental health services you get from doctors and other providers while you're a hospital inpatient.
  • Skilled nursing facility stay
    • Days 1–20: $0 for each benefit period in 2013 and 2014.
    • Days 21–100: $148 coinsurance per day of each benefit period in 2013. ($152.00 in 2014)
    • Days 101 and beyond: all costs.

    - Information provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services -

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