6 Things to Know About Medicare Fall Open Enrollment

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Fall Open Enrollment is the time of year from October 15 through December 7 when you can change your Medicare coverage. You can join a new Medicare Advantage Plan or stand-alone prescription drug plan (Part D) plan. You can also switch between Original Medicare with or without a Part D plan and Medicare Advantage Here are six things to keep in mind while you are choosing your Medicare coverage: Read More...

Tell your Members of Congress to Support Medically Necessary Dental Care

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People with Medicare face significant health risks because they do not have access to medically necessary dental care. There is an ongoing effort to urge CMS to use their existing administrative authority to allow this coverage, and we need your help! Ask your members of Congress to sign on to letters asking CMS to provide Medicare coverage for medically necessary dental care, as authorized by law. Read More...

It’s Now Easier Than Ever to Find Answers to Your Medicare Questions on Medicare Interactive

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Medicare Interactive (MI), an online resource developed by the Medicare Rights Center, is the go-to source of Medicare information for almost 3 million people each year. In an effort to streamline MI content, the Education team at the Medicare Rights Center started an in-depth process last year to overhaul over 400 pages of Medicare information in the popular “Get Answers” section of the website. Read More...

Weigh in Today! With Medicare Rights’ Help, Tell HHS How to Protect and Strengthen Medicare

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The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an informal request for information (RFI) on December 26, with significant implications for Medicare and Medicaid. Comments are due January 25. The Medicare Rights Center will be providing input, and we encourage all stakeholders to use our template comments to weigh in as well. Read below to learn what’s in the RFI, and what you can do to respond today! Read More...

Medicare Rights Center Identifies Consumer Protections for New Medicare Payment and Delivery Models

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This week, the Medicare Rights Center joined with the AARP Public Policy Institute to release a new report, Consumer Protections in New Medicare Payment and Delivery Models: A Checklist. This checklist is the result of a partnership between Medicare Rights and the AARP Public Policy Institute in which we identified a set of concrete consumer protections that we believe should be integrated into the design of all Medicare models. Read More...