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Letter of Support for DME Competitive Bidding Program

May 19, 2015

The Honorable Kevin Brady
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable Jim McDermott
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Re: “Hearing on Improving Competition in Medicare: Removing Moratoria and Expanding Access”

Dear […]

May 19th, 2015|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

2015 Medicare Drug Savings Act Letter of Support to U.S. House

April 23, 2015

The Honorable Kathy Castor
United States House of Representatives
205 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative Castor:

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), I am writing to […]

April 30th, 2015|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

2015 Medicare Drug Savings Act Letter of Support to U.S. Senate

April 21, 2015

The Honorable Bill Nelson
United States Senate
716 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Nelson:

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), I am writing to endorse the […]

April 30th, 2015|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Medicare Snapshot: Stories from the Helpline

A Costly Mistake: Missing Part B Enrollment

An often-reported fact is that 10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65 and becoming Medicare-eligible each day. Less well known, and commonly misunderstood, are the rules […]

April 9th, 2015|Categories: Medicare Snapshots, Medicare Transitions|

Response to House legislative package to repeal and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula (H.R. 2)

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), I am writing to express our concern with the House leadership’s legislative package to repeal and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate […]

March 26th, 2015|Categories: Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |

Sign-on Letter: Draft 2016 Part C and Part D Call Letter

The undersigned organizations are pleased to submit comments on the draft 2016 Part C and Part D call letter, specifically focused on the agency’s proposals concerning Medicare Advantage (MA) and […]

March 6th, 2015|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

Medicare Rights Feedback on CMS 2016 Part C and Part D Call Letter

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) is pleased to submit feedback on the Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2016 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates, Part […]

March 6th, 2015|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |

Medicare Trends and Recommendations 2013

An Analysis of 2013 Call Data from the Medicare Rights Center’s National Helpline

In 2013, the Medicare Rights Center’s (Medicare Rights) national helpline fielded more than 15,000 questions from Medicare beneficiaries, […]

March 5th, 2015|Categories: Coverage and Appeals, Top Pubs|Tags: |

Medicare Part B Enrollment: Pitfalls, Problems and Penalties

Recommendations to Improve the Medicare Enrollment System for Consumers

An often-reported fact is that 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 and become Medicare-eligible each day. Less well known, and commonly misunderstood, are […]

November 17th, 2014|Categories: Medicare Transitions, Top Pubs|Tags: |

Health Reform and Medicare: The Doughnut Hole in 2015

The Affordable Care Act closes the Part D doughnut hole—the gap in Medicare prescription drug coverage—by gradually reducing the consumer’s share of drug costs over a period of ten years. […]

October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |