The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced the Part A & B deductible amounts for calendar year 2018. The Part B deductible does have an impact on outpatient therapy services and how the dollar amount is calculated towards the annual outpatient therapy cap dollar threshold. In this article, I will answer the following questions:
- What is the therapy cap dollar amount for 2018?
- What is the Medicare Part B deductible for 2018?
- How does the Part B deductible impact the 2018 therapy cap dollar amount?
- What is the Medicare Part A deductible and co-insurance for hospital and skilled nursing facility admissions in 2018?
Lets answer the first question. The therapy cap dollar amount for 2018 for physical therapy (PT) and speech-language pathology (SLP) services combined is
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