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Medicare announces Part B premiums for outpatient care
Modern Healthcare

Most Medicare beneficiaries will keep paying the same monthly premium for outpatient care next year, the Obama administration said Tuesday.

But new beneficiaries will pay a larger amount, and upper-income retirees are looking at considerably higher charges.

Separately, all beneficiaries face a $19 increase in the Part B deductible—the amount they pay for outpatient care each year before Medicare kicks in. That’s rising to $166 next year, from the current $147—the first such increase since 2013.