CMS Announces Medicare Premiums, Deductibles for 2008

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the following announcement this week: The standard Medicare Part B monthly premium will be $96.40 in 2008, an increase of $2.90, or 3.1 percent, from the $93.50 Part B premium for 2007. The 2008 amount is the smallest percentage increase in the Part B premium since…