Max Out of Pocket

How Much is the 2021 Medicare Part A Deductible?

My good friends over at the Medicare program adjust patient out-of-pocket costs every year. This information is usually released each November for the upcoming calendar year. In fact, just last week, they went ahead and updated the numbers for the calendar year 2021. One of the more important numbers I like to keep an eye on is the inpatient Medicare Part A deductible. So let’s get to it. The inpatient Medicare Part A deductible is increasing...

Max’s Back Pocket Vol. 18

Max has been flying solo for several weeks now. Mrs. Max OOP is up in Canada studying meat processing, and I have been fending for myself here in New England. So far, I am surviving. Other than moving the couch directly in front of the TV, the house hasn’t been completely bachelorized or anything. I think I can hold things together until she finishes the program in late December. My wife has been learning a ton...

Crossing The Shaky Bridge To Population-Based Payment Systems

I was lucky enough to attend another healthcare conference back in early December of 2019. Imagine that, a time when conferences were still being attended in person. Fresh off my recent trip to Ecuador to mingle with other personal finance nerds, I thought I would ease into my first week back at work with a two-day mini-conference.  It was the second day and we were scheduled to go until about noon. I was toward the...