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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AT05 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●CY 2018 Inpatient Hospital Deductible and Hospital and Extended Care Services Coinsurance Amounts (CMS-8065-N) 
Abstract:

This annual notice announces the inpatient hospital deductible and the hospital and extended care services coinsurance amounts for services furnished in calendar year 2018 under Medicare's Hospital Insurance program (Medicare Part A). The Medicare statute specifies the formula used to determine these amounts.

 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: None     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1395e-2(b)(2)    Social Security Act, sec. 1813 (b)(2)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    09/15/2017 

Statement of Need:

The Social Security Act (the Act) requires the Secretary to publish, in September each year, the amounts of the inpatient hospital deductible and hospital and extended care services coinsurance applicable for services furnished in the following CY.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

Section 1813 of the Act provides for an inpatient hospital deductible to be subtracted from the amount payable by Medicare for inpatient hospital services furnished to a beneficiary. It also provides for certain coinsurance amounts to be subtracted from the amounts payable by Medicare for inpatient hospital and extended care services. Section 1813(b)(2) of the Act requires us to determine and publish each year the amount of the inpatient hospital deductible and the hospital and extended care services coinsurance amounts applicable for services furnished in the following calendar year (CY).

Alternatives:

None. This notice implements a statutory requirement.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

Total costs will be adjusted for CY 2018.

Risks:

None. Notice informs the public of the 2018 premium.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  09/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Clare McFarland
Deputy Director, Medicare and Medicaid Cost Estimates Group
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Office of the Actuary, MS: N3-26-00, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-6390
Email: clare.mcfarland@cms.hhs.gov