Medicare Safety Net

2019 table of thresholds

There are different Medicare Safety Net thresholds depending on your circumstances.

The different thresholds are:

  • Original
  • Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN) Concessional and FTB Part A
  • Extended general
Threshold Threshold amount Who it's for How it's calculated What the benefit is
Original $470.00 All Medicare cardholders Based on gap amount 100% of schedule fee for out of hospital services
Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN) Concessional and FTB Part A $680.70 Concession cardholders and families eligible for FTB Part A Out of pocket costs 80% of out of pocket costs or the EMSN benefit caps for out of hospital services
Extended general $2133.00 All Medicare cardholders Out of pocket costs 80% of out of pocket costs or the EMSN benefit caps for out of hospital services

Page last updated: 2 January 2019