Medicare Part A to Increase in 2010

The Medicare Part A deductible will increase by $32 in 2010 to $1,100. The deductible applies to care in a skilled nursing facility, inpatient hospital, hospice and certain home healthcare services. Beneficiaries must pay an additional $275 for days 61 through 90 in 2010, and $550 for lifetime reserve days. 27% of Part B beneficiaries will see a monthly premium increase in 2010. The increase will raise the 2010 Part B monthly premium to $110.50 from $96.40. In 2010, the Part B deductible will be $155.