Copayments for VA Inpatient Hospital Care

The basic copayment rate for VA hospital care is based on the inpatient Medicare deductible (Part A), which is adjusted annually. The inpatient Medicare deductible is the amount of money that an individual entitled to Part A of Medicare has to pay for hospital care during illness before Medicare takes over and pays for any additional medical expenses incurred during that year. Some veterans who live in high-cost areas of the country may be entitled to have their copayment for inpatient hospital care reduced by 80 percent if they meet certain income requirements. In addition to the copayment, veterans are charged a fee of $10 per day for inpatient hospital care.