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New Medicare Changes for 2023


Every year, changes come to Medicare. In 2023, Medicare has several new benefits and adjustments to speak of. As a beneficiary, it’s important to keep up with these developments. Below, we’ll provide the information you need to know about how Medicare is different this year, including how much Medicare costs in 2023.

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What is the Medicare Deductible for 2023?

The annual Medicare Part B deductible has decreased in 2023 to $226, which is $7 less than last year. The standard Part B premium is lowered to $164.90 monthly, which is $5.20 less per month than before.

Medicare Part A is does not have a premium for most people. However, the premium does increase each year. In 2023, the Medicare Part A deductible will be $1,600 for each benefit period. That makes the increase $44 more than last year. But, those who buy into Medicare could pay a full Part A premium of $506 each month. And, those who paid 30-39 quarters could pay $278 per month.

The inpatient hospital benefit period costs are rising slightly for 2023. For days 1-60 beneficiaries will continue to pay $0 each day. Days 61-90 now cost $400 per day. Finally, for days 91 and beyond, you’ll pay $800 coinsurance for each day. Now, skilled nursing facility copayments also saw an increase; days 21-100 cost $200 per day.

New Medicare Benefits for 2023

The number of Medicare Advantage plans available to the average beneficiary has increased for 2023. Also, telemedicine is growing in availability. Before we go over all the specifics on new Medicare benefits, let’s take a look at the cost of Medicare in 2023.

What Does Medicare Advantage Look Like for 2023?

Medicare Advantage plans are available across the United States. Beneficiaries can also expect to see more plan options, even for those in rural areas. More options and lower costs are good news to beneficiaries opting for Part C insurance.

What is the Cost of Part D in 2023?

Premiums for Medicare Part D in 2023 average about $31.50 a month, a decrease from the previous year. The initial deductible in 2023 is $505 for the year. The initial coverage limit increased to $4,660. Also, the Out of Pocket threshold increased to $7,400.

What is the 2023 High Deductible for Medigap?

Medigap High Deductible Plan G and Medigap High Deductible Plan F have an annual deductible of $2,700 for 2023. Now, while newly-eligible beneficiaries can no longer purchase any version of Plan F, those currently enrolled in High Deductible Plan F will be responsible for the deductible.

What is the 2023 Maximum Out of Pocket?

For Medicare Advantage, maximum out-of-pocket limits can reach up to $8,300 for in-network services.

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Those with Medicare Supplement Plan L have a $3,470 out-of-pocket maximum. Those with Medigap Plan K have a $6,940 Maximum Out of Pocket for the year.

FAQs

When will 2024 Medicare premiums be announced?
When it comes to Part A and Part B premiums and deductibles, these are announced each fall. The premiums for 2023 have been announced and are provided in the content above.
When will 2023 Medicare Advantage plans be available?
Plans for 2023 are available for use beginning January 1, 2023. However, you can enroll during the Annual Enrollment Period in October.
Have the Medicare income limits changed for 2023?
Higher-income earners will need to pay more for Part B premiums. From 2022 to 2023, income limits did raise for single individuals and married couples.
Is Plan F still available in 2023?
You will not be able to enroll in Plan F if you became Medicare-eligible in 2020 or later. However, if you were Medicare-eligible prior to that year, you can still enroll in Plan F or keep your existing Plan F policy.

How to Get Help with Your Medicare Coverage in 2023

We know that there are a lot of changes to Medicare for 2023. If you’re new to Medicare, or an existing beneficiary, know that our team is here for you. Whether you’re interested in Medigap or simply have questions about Medicare, we can help.

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Jagger Esch

Jagger Esch is the Medicare expert for MedicareFAQ and the founder, president, and CEO of Elite Insurance Partners and MedicareFAQ.com. Since the inception of his first company in 2012, he has been dedicated to helping those eligible for Medicare by providing them with resources to educate themselves on all their Medicare options. He is featured in many publications as well as writes regularly for other expert columns regarding Medicare.

17 thoughts on “New Medicare Changes for 2023

  1. I am greatly concerned with the changes regarding longer hospital stays after surgery and the need for rehabilitation/nursing facilities afterward.
    What happens to a single senior on Medicare who needs replacement joint surgery and rehab physical therapy for recovery for limb replacement when the patient is unable to secure help from friends or family? I am greatly frustrated that the times for hospitalization for surgeries have been cut at the same time longer requirements for in-patient rehabilitation has become harder to meet. Individuals with no help for recuperation are being forced to forego the needed surgeries. Denying the elderly needed assistance for recovery is inhumane!

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