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Year 2007 Rate and Cost of Living Increases


Rate and Cost Increases Effective 1/1/2007.

2007 Medicare Rate Increases:

MEDICARE PART A:

Hospital Deductible:
    $992 (up from $952)
Coinsurance per day:
    Days 61-90: $248 (up from $238)
    Days 91-150: $496 (up from $476)

    60 lifetime reserve days Medicare pays 100%
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Coinsurance:
    $124 per day for days 21-100
MEDICARE PART B:

Premium per month:
    $93.50 (up from $88.50)
Deductible per year:
    $131 (up from $124)
See Medicare website: www.medicare.gov

2007 Medi-Cal Resources Rate Increases:

Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA):
    $101,640 (up from $99,540 in 2006)
Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MMMNA):
    $2,541 (up from $2,489 in 2006)
Average Private Pay Rate (APPR):
    $5,101

2007 Social Security Rate Increases:

Cost of Living Increase (COLA):
    3.3%
See Social Security Administration website: www.ssa.gov

2007 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) &State Supplemental Program Rates (SSP):

Aged or Disabled:**
Single: $856
Couple: $1,502

Blind:**
Single: $921
Couple: $1,729
Board & Care Maximum:
    $1,035 (of which $119 is the personal and incidental needs allowance)
**Rates noted are for independent living only. Rates are lower for household of another with in-kind room and board, and higher for independent living without cooking facilities.