Definitions for "Qualified Medicare Beneficiary"
A person whose income falls below 100% of Federal poverty guidelines and whose resources do not exceed twice the resource limit of the SSI program, for whom the state must pay the Medicare Part B premiums, deductibles and co-payments. Also see specified low income Medicare beneficiaries.
Medicare beneficiary with income or assets too high to qualify for full coverage under the Medicaid program as a dual eligible, but whose income is at or below 100 percent of the federal poverty line (FPL) and whose countable resources do not exceed $4000.  QMBs are eligible to have Medicaid pay all of their Medicare cost-sharing requirements, including monthly premiums for Part B coverage, and all required deductible and coinsurance (up to Medicaid payment amounts).
a state program that uses Medicaid money to pay the Medicare deductibles and copayments for persons whose income is low enough to qualify. Qualifying income is above the poverty level. Contact local Department of Jobs and Family Services for eligibility information.