The New Medicare Savings Program Eligibility Guidelines is Announced for 2022


Medicare enrollees who have limited income and resources may get help paying for their premiums and out-of-pocket medical expenses from Medicaid. Eligibility is based on the 2022 Federal Poverty Limits. Medicaid also covers additional services provided under Medicare, including nursing facility care beyond the 100-day limit or skilled nursing facility that Medicare covers, prescription drugs, eyeglasses, and hearing aids. Services covered by both programs are first paid by Medicare with Medicaid filling in the difference up to the state’s payment limit. For more information consumers can contact their local PA MEDI Office, formally APPRISE.