More than 60 million Americans rely on Medicare for their health insurance coverage, and they will see some significant changes to the program in 2022.
1. A sharply higher Part B premium — for now, The standard monthly Part B premium increased by $21.60.
2. Higher deductibles, Part B annual deductible increased by $30 to $233, and the Part A deductible has gone up by $72 to $1,556.
3. More mental health options, This year, the government insurance program will cover mental health services provided via telehealth, including audio-only phone calls.
4. More access to physician assistants’ services, Physician assistants can receive direct payments from Medicare in 2022. Increases access to diagnosing illness, prescriptions, managing treatment plans.
5. More options for insulin savings, The Part D “Senior Savings Model” could drop senior’s co-payments to $35-per-month. 2100 plans have joined the Part D Senior Savings Model