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Part A (Hospital Insurance) costs

Part A costs: What you pay in 2024:
Premium $0 for most people (because they or a spouse paid Medicare taxes long enough while working – generally at least 10 years). If you get Medicare earlier than age 65, you won’t pay a Part A premium. This is sometimes called “premium-free Part A.”

If you don’t qualify for premium-free Part A: You might be able to buy it. You’ll pay either $278 or $505 each month for Part A, depending on how long you or your spouse worked and paid Medicare taxes.

Remember:

Deductible $1,632 for each inpatient hospital

, before

starts to pay.

There’s no limit to the number of benefit periods you can have in a year. This means you may pay the deductible more than once in a year. 

Inpatient stay
  • Days 1-60: $0 after you pay your Part A deductible.
  • Days 61-90: $408 copayment each day.
  • Days 91-150: $816 copayment each day while using your 60

    .

  • After day 150: You pay all costs.

Skilled nursing facility stay 
  • Days 1-20: $0 copayment.
  • Days 21-100: $204 copayment each day.
  • Days 101 and beyond: You pay all costs.
Home health care  $0 for covered home health care services.

20% of the

for durable medical equipment (like wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, and other equipment)

Hospice care  $0 for covered hospice care services.

You may also pay:

  • A copayment of up to $5 for each prescription drug and other similar products for pain relief and symptom control while you’re at home.
  • 5% of the

    for inpatient

    .

 

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Part B (Medical Insurance) costs

Part B costs: What you pay in 2024:
Premium $174.70 each month (or higher depending on your income). The amount can change each year. You’ll pay the premium each month, even if you don’t get any Part B-covered services.

You might pay a monthly penalty if you don’t sign up for Part B when you’re first eligible for Medicare (usually when you turn 65). You’ll pay the penalty for as long as you have Part B. The penalty goes up the longer you wait to sign up. Find out how the Part B penalty works and how to avoid it.

Deductible $240 before Original Medicare starts to pay. You pay this deductible once each year.
General costs for services (coinsurance) Usually 20% of the cost for each Medicare-covered service or item after you’ve paid your deductible (and as long as your doctor or health care provider accepts the

as full payment – called “accepting assignment”). Find out how assignment affects what you pay.

Clinical laboratory services $0 for covered clinical laboratory services.
Home health care
  • $0 for covered home health care services.
  • 20% of the

    for durable medical equipment (like wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, and other equipment).

Inpatient hospital care 20% of the

for most doctor services while you’re a hospital inpatient.

Outpatient mental health care
  • $0 for your yearly depression screening.
  • 20% of the

    for visits to your doctor or other health care provider to diagnose or treat your condition.

  • If you get your services in a hospital outpatient clinic or hospital outpatient department, you may have to pay an additional amount to the hospital.
Partial hospitalization mental health care After you meet the Part B deductible:

  • 20% of the

    for each service you get from a doctor or certain other qualified mental health professional

  • Coinsurance for each day of partial hospitalization services you get in a hospital outpatient setting or community mental health center
Outpatient hospital care
  • Usually 20% of the

    for doctor and other health care providers’ services.

  • You’ll also pay a copayment to the hospital for each service you get in a hospital outpatient setting (except for certain preventive services). In most cases, your copayment won’t be more than the Part A hospital stay deductible amount.
    This additional hospital copayment means you may pay more for an outpatient service you get in a hospital than you’d pay if you got the same service in a doctor’s office.

Compare outpatient procedure costs under Original Medicare.

Get help with Part A & Part B costs
If you have limited income and resources, you may be able to get help from your state to pay your premiums and other costs. Learn more about help with costs.

Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) costs

Medicare Advantage Plan costs: What you pay in 2024:
Premiums & other costs (like deductibles, copayments, & coinsurance) Varies by plan. These amounts can change each year.

You must have Part B and keep paying your Part B premium to stay in your plan.

Compare costs for specific health care plans.

Out-of-pocket limit Varies by plan. Once you pay the plan’s limit, the plan pays 100% of your covered health services for the rest of the calendar year.

Learn more about Medicare Advantage Plans.

 

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Part D (Drug Coverage) costs

Part D costs: What you pay in 2024:
Premium Varies by plan. You may have to pay more, depending on your income.

Avoid paying a penalty:

  • Join a Medicare drug plan when you first get Medicare Part A and/or Part B, and
  • Don’t go 63 days or more without

    (coverage that’s similar in value to Part D).

Find out more about the Part D penalty.

Deductibles, copayments, & coinsurance Varies by plan and pharmacy. Find Medicare drug plans in your area, and compare their costs and coverage.
Get help with drug costs
If you have limited income and resources, you may be able to get

to pay your plan premiums and other drug costs. If you qualify, you won’t have to pay the Part D late enrollment penalty. Learn more about help with costs.

Learn more about Part D.

 

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Medicare Supplemental Insurance (Medigap)

Medigap costs: What you pay in 2024:
Premium Varies based on which 

 policy you buy, where you live, and other factors. The amount can change each year.

You must have Part B and keep paying your Part B premium to keep your Medigap policy.
Other costs
  • Medigap usually helps pay your portion of the costs (like deductibles and coinsurance) for services that Part A and Part B cover in Original Medicare. The amount you’ll pay for Part A and Part B services if you have a Medigap policy varies depending on the policy you buy.
  • Some Medigap policies include extra benefits to lower your costs, like coverage when you travel out of the country.

Learn more about Medigap and its costs.

Originally posted on Medicare.gov