tci E/M Coding Alert - 2016 Issue 1

Reader Question: Update Your Deductible Collections

Question: Can you tell us what the Medicare deductible will be for next year? Kentucky Subscriber Answer: After two years of Part B deductibles that stood at $147.00, CMS has decided to have Medicare beneficiaries pay a bit more for their care. The Part B annual deductible for 2016 will be $166.00, CMS announced on Nov. 10. “Our goal is to keep Medicare Part B premiums affordable, said CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt in a statement. “Affordability for Medicare enrollees is a key goal of our work building a health care system that delivers better...

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