New Issue Brief Clarifies When Medicare Should Cover Skilled Care

Lindsey CopelandMedicare WatchLeave a Comment

This week, the Center for Medicare Advocacy released a new resource on the Medicare Improvement Standard. The issue brief, “Implementing Jimmo v. Sebelius: An Overview Settlement implementation,” is intended to provide Medicare stakeholders with an overview of the Jimmo Settlement, what it means in different care settings, and links and references to helpful resource materials. Read More...

Inefficient Medicare Part D Appeals Process Can Result in Dangerous Medication Delays

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The Medicare Rights Center applauds Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and John Cornyn (R-TX) for introducing the bipartisan Streamlining Part D Appeals Process Act (S. 1861). The bill would eliminate unnecessary steps in the Medicare Part D appeals process, making the system less burdensome for people with Medicare, providers, and plans. Specifically, the Cardin-Cornyn bill would simplify the process for Part D enrollees who experience medication denials at the pharmacy counter. Read More...

Less Than One Third of People New to Medicare Choose Medicare Advantage

Julie CarterMedicare WatchLeave a Comment

The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released new findings about what coverage new Medicare enrollees choose. This information is important for understanding what beneficiaries want from their coverage and how best to serve people with Medicare where they are. When people first become eligible for Medicare, either upon turning 65 or because they have a disability that makes them eligible, they Read More...

Medicare Rights Lists 30 Policy Goals for Medicare’s Future

Mitchell ClarkInside Medicare Rights, Medicare WatchLeave a Comment

This June, the Medicare Rights Center celebrates 30 years of getting Medicare right. Our policy goals are informed by 30 years of serving people with Medicare on our national helpline and through our educational programs. This anniversary represents an important opportunity to look forward and explore how policymakers can make the Medicare program even better. Read More...