We remain open and fully operational – although most of 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.
As the nation and the world continue to struggle with COVID-19, we will continue to compile information on the virus as it relates to Medicare.
Center for Medicare Advocacy Executive Director Judy Stein joins journalist Mark Miller to discuss what the pandemic is teaching us about ways to improve Medicare.
Black Lives Matter. The Center for Medicare Advocacy mourns for George Floyd and for 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.
The Center for Medicare Advocacy, our colleagues, and country are mourning. Many of us have the honor of doing so as lawyers and as part of the lawyering community. We will continue to advocate for older people, and for everyone left behind in these transactional times.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s memory is a blessing – and a constant instruction to do justice.
Current issues in Medicare & health care, and your questions answered live.
Next Webinar, September 30, 2020:
Skilled Nursing Facility Staffing
The Center for Medicare Advocacy has been examining the broad variety of approaches to nurse staffing in nursing homes, and their effectiveness, or lack of effectiveness, in achieving improved staffing levels and competencies. This webinar will discuss some of our findings.
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.
The Center for Medicare Advocacy has written an Issue Brief, Medicare and Family Caregivers, as part of collaborative work to advance the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, Public Law 115-119 (1/22/2018). The Center’s Issue Brief explores the role Medicare does, and could, play in supporting older and disabled beneficiaries and their caregivers. The Issue Brief was written with support from The John A. Hartford Foundation.
Medicare is extremely popular, but it needs attention to ensure all beneficiaries receive comprehensive coverage and equitable treatment. The Medicare program that Americans know and cherish has been allowed to wither. Traditional Medicare, preferred by most beneficiaries, has not been improved in years, yet private Medicare Advantage plans have been repeatedly bolstered. It’s time to build a better Medicare for all those who rely on it now, and will in the future.
We recognize the recent expansion of Medicare-covered telehealth services has helped beneficiaries and their families safely and responsibly obtain needed care during this unprecedented time. However, we are concerned that without careful study and evaluation concerning the expansions, calls for permanence are premature.