The Medicare Advocates Alliance is an initiative to assist public interest advocates throughout the country with Medicare cases and issues, funded by the Retirement Research Foundation.
Some recent Alliance successes Include:
- “Medicare Fraud Effort Leaves Elderly Surprise Hospital Bills” July 12, 2010 Bloomberg News article by Drew Armstrong, based on Center for Medicare Advocacy’s efforts, features Center attorney Toby S. Edelman with one of our clients.
- Pennsylvania Lawsuit Increases Access to Medicare for Low income Beneficiaries – Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. represented two low-income Medicare beneficiaries and two advocacy organizations in a lawsuit filed in April 2009 against the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, the Social Security Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services.
- Advocates in MO have been pressing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to require MO to remove its homebound requirement from its Medicaid rules. This requirement is not valid under Medicaid law. CMS is now requiring MO to amend its state plan to remove the erroneous homebound requirement.