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A Philadelphia Inquirer article discusses the case and highlights one of the named plaintiffs in the lawsuit regarding Medicare beneficiaries’ inability to access the home health aide services they qualify for under law.
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.
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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.
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.
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.