Medicare & Medicaid Figures for 2009
by Ira M. Leff, Esq.
December 3, 2008
Hospital Insurance (Part A)
$1,068.00 per benefit period
$267.00 per day
$534.00 per reserve day
Medical Insurance (Part B)
$135.00 per calendar year
$96.40 per month
Nursing Home (Part A) ²
$133.50 per day
Prescription Drugs (Part D)
$27.93 per month
¹For individuals with incomes under $85,001 or couples under $170,001.
²Coverage is contingent on a hospital stay of at least three full days within 30 days of admission to the nursing home. The nursing home must be a Medicare provider and the patient must be occupying a Medicare certified bed. And, the patient must be receiving skilled care on a daily basis.
C. Exempt Resources: Principal Residence, IRAs, Vehicle,Personal Effects, Burial Plots, Burial Space Items, Burial Funds, Funeral Contracts and Life Insurance
Months of Ineligibility=
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