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Create an individually tailored Annual Notice of Change for Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D plans

Annual changes to MA and Part D plan coverage rules, cost-sharing amounts, and provider networks are commonplace. At the same time, comparing and contrasting plan options during the […]

Enhance audit capacity and increase transparency on Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D sanctions

The federal government is currently only able to audit 10 percent (about 30 of 300) of Medicare private health plan sponsors each year. Recent audits uncovered noncompliance among […]

Improve beneficiary education on low-to-no cost preventive services and screenings

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, many preventive screenings were not covered by Medicare. Now, not only are certain preventive services covered, most of the time they are […]

May 8th, 2015|Categories: 50 Medicare Wishes, Enhance Education and Choice|

Improve Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D denial notices

The most common call to the Medicare Rights national helpline comes from a beneficiary denied access to a health care service or prescription medication, and most of these […]

May 7th, 2015|Categories: 50 Medicare Wishes, Enhance Education and Choice, Simplify Appeals|

Enhance beneficiary education on quality and star ratings scores across all parts of Medicare

The star ratings programs are becoming an important tool to help Medicare beneficiaries identify high quality (and low quality) Medicare private health plans, nursing homes, hospitals, and more. […]

Increase federal funding for State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs)

SHIPs provide in-depth, one-on-one counseling to seniors and disabilities about how to navigate Medicare. SHIPs play a critical role in ensuring that beneficiaries make informed decisions about their […]

April 23rd, 2015|Categories: 50 Medicare Wishes, Enhance Education and Choice|