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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.
Black Lives Matter. As we pass a year since the murder of George Floyd, 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.
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Medicare & Health Care Updates
In a Memorandum submitted December 18, we recommend a number of measures that the Biden Administration can take to strengthen Medicare immediately for all beneficiaries.
Geography Is Not Destiny: Protecting Nursing Home Residents from the Next Pandemic
Residents’ deaths were not “inevitable”, as some have claimed. COVID-19 exploited and exacerbated long-standing issues, such as staffing, infection control, and management problems, that existed for decades in the long-term care industry.
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.
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.
The COVID-19 crisis has led to many changes in health care rules, including in the Medicare program. While a many of the changes affect health care providers, our Guide focuses on changes that relate to beneficiaries and their access to covered care.
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.
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.
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.