It has been announced that the new fee schedules for 2017 are ready to be downloaded but on all the websites we visited there has been nothing about the new 2017 Part B deductible. This was only announced on the CMS website for 2017 which is funny that all the other intermediary websites don’t think we need to know. The deductible like everything else except reimbursement has gone up to 183.00 per calendar year. Also noting that the premium for Part B has gone up but our Seniors cannot get a COL raise.
The new premium minimum is 134.00 per month which is taken directly out of their Social Security Check. We here at DBMA keep a close watch on those things to try and keep our Providers informed. We will be downloading and organizing the new reimbursement rates for 2017 in the next few weeks and will announce here when they are ready for delivery.