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HHS announces changes to Medicare premiums, deductibles
Modern Healthcare

Medicare Part B premiums will rise in 2013 while Part A premiums will fall, HHS announced Friday. Published in the Federal Register, the notice said the standard premium for Medicare Part B —which covers physician, outpatient hospital and certain home health services, as well as durable medical equipment—will be $104.90, a 5% increase over the 2012 premium of $99.90. The deductible for Part B services next year will be $147, up from $140.