We remain open and fully operational – although many on our staff are working remotely. Our phones, email, and online contact forms are available.
The Medicare program must be expanded, but in a manner that provides better coverage and cost-sharing protections for ALL beneficiaries, not just those in wasteful private plans.
As the world continues to live with COVID-19, we continue to compile information on the virus as it relates to Medicare.
Black Lives Matter. As time passes since the murder of George Floyd, the Center for Medicare Advocacy mourns for him, and for all the named and unnamed people of color who have been murdered or harmed in countless ways in our country. We mourn for our country. We protest.For more than thirty years, the mission of the Center has been to ensure fair access to Medicare and health care for all. FAIR. FOR ALL. We can’t separate ourselves from the greater fight for fairness, for justice – for all.
We are in search of an Advocacy & Outreach Specialist for our Connecticut office.
Under the law, Medicare coverage is available for people with acute and/or chronic conditions, and for services to improve, or maintain, or slow decline of the individual’s condition, and such coverage is available even if the services are expected to continue over a long period of time. Unfortunately, however, people who legally qualify for Medicare coverage frequently have great difficulty obtaining and affording necessary home care.
The Center for Medicare Advocacy's National Medicare Advocates Alliance provides Medicare advocates with a collaborative network to share resources, best practices, and developments of import to Medicare beneficiaries throughout the country. The Alliance is supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation.
Automatic enrollment of Medicare-eligible beneficiaries into employer or union-sponsored group MA plans is a concern; among other things, it limits care options for millions of people and erodes the Medicare statute’s protection of choice.
For many years, the Center for Medicare Advocacy has advocated for legislative and administrative efforts to address the growing inequities between Medicare Advantage (MA) and traditional Medicare, that favor MA, and encourage the growing privatization of the Medicare program. These inequities include overpayments to MA plans that unnecessarily drive-up Medicare spending, and lax oversight of MA plans that fails to impose adequate consumer protections.Read more.
This Grievance form can be filed with a plan that issues inaccurate and repetitive NOMNCs. After receiving a properly completed Grievance, an MA Plan must respond in writing and complete certain reporting requirements to CMS.
Jimmo Update: CMS Reminds Providers and Contractors of Medicare Coverage to Maintain or Slow Decline
Skilled nursing care and skilled therapy services for beneficiaries who need skilled care to maintain function or to prevent or slow decline is covered by Medicare.
The Center's survey over the past year indicates that home health aide services are not available in an amount even approaching the benefit as defined by Medicare law.
Developed in collaboration with Larry Coffee, DDS, these serve to illustrate why the meaning of health care must include oral health care, and why oral health benefits should be added to Medicare.