Medicare Part B Premium Increase for 2022 Largest Ever
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Medicare Part B Premium Increase for 2022 Largest Ever

  Medicare’s Part B monthly premium for 2022 will increase by $26.60, the largest dollar increase in the health insurance program’s history, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on Nov, 12. Standard monthly premiums for Part B will cost $170.10 in 2022, up from $148.50 in 2021. Medicare Part B covers doctor…

Medicare Part D average premiums to increase nearly 5% in 2022, CMS says
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Medicare Part D average premiums to increase nearly 5% in 2022, CMS says

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released its projections for average basic monthly premiums for standard Medicare Part D coverage in 2022, which the agency expects will be about $33 — a 4.9% increase from the $31.47 average premium in 2021. The projected average basic premium is calculated based on plans’ expectations of…

CMS eyes stiffer penalties for price transparency noncompliance

CMS eyes stiffer penalties for price transparency noncompliance

Since the hospital price transparency rule went into effect in January, the rate of compliance has been low. The rule was supposed to allow consumers to find the negotiated rate for common health care procedures and better estimate how much it will cost them. And while many consumers continue to be unaware of the new rule, those that do…