Medicare 2022

Medicare Costs in 2022: What to Expect

Sep 21, 2021

Updates as of November 12, 2021

CMS announced official Medicare 2022 costs

Standard Medicare B premium*

2021: $148.50

2022: $170.10

*premiums are income-adjusted, so many people pay more

Part B annual deductible

2021: $203

2022: $233

Part A inpatient hospital deductible (1st 60 days)

2021: $1484

2022: $1556

Part A hospital coinsurance (days 61-90)

2022: $389/day*

2021: $371

*$778 for lifetime reserve days (vs. $742 in 2021)

Part A coinsurance for Skilled Nursing Facility days 21-100 

2022: $194.50

2021: $185.50

To read all the details of the CMS Medicare 2022 cost announcements click here.

Original article

As we await official announcements from CMS on Medicare costs in 2022, we have a good picture of the overall changes coming. Keep an eye out here as we will update all of the confirmed Medicare 2022 copays, deductibles and premiums when they are announced. You can also sign up for our newsletter in the sidebar to stay informed.

Medicare Part B Premium for 2022

The Part B premium for people who do not qualify for extra help and do not fall in the Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (scaled pricing for higher income individuals) is currently $148.50 per month. It is estimated to have its highest single year increase since 2016. This estimated amount for the standard premium is $158.50 per month. If someone is getting extra help, that subsidy would likely increase to offset the additional costs for 2022.

Part B Deductible

The Part B deductible in 2021 is $203 (up $5 from $198 in 2020). The estimate is for a fairly steep increase of $14 per year to $217. 

Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage): Changes in 2022

According to CMS, the average basic monthly premium for standard Medicare Part D coverage is projected to be approximately $33 in 2022 (an increase of 4.9%). Because Medicare prescription drug coverage is provided by numerous private insurers, the actual costs and coverage for beneficiaries can vary widely. It is important for each Medicare recipient to review their plan options during the annual open enrollment period (October 15th-December 7th).

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