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Monthly Archives: November 2021

CMS Announces Part B Premium Increase

On Friday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Medicare Part B standard monthly premium would be increasing by 15% ($21.60) in 2022, from $148.50 to $170.10. While this significant jump is the largest in 15 years, for most beneficiaries, the 5.9% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to Social […]

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Prescription Drug Cost Reform is a Welcome Addition to the “Build Back Better” Budget Bill

In a significant reversal and landmark win for beneficiary advocates, lawmakers this week announced an agreement to add prescription drug reforms to the “Build Back Better” (BBB) budget reconciliation bill. Medicare Rights applauds this development. The negotiated deal takes important steps to meaningfully improve prescription drug affordability for people with […]

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