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Letter to Congress Re: Changes to the Part D Coverage Gap

As organizations who represent the interests of tens of millions of Medicare beneficiaries, we are writing to express our strong support for maintaining the Medicare Part D donut hole provisions […]

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Coverage and Appeals, Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

2016 Medicare Trends and Recommendations:

An Analysis of 2016 Call Data from the Medicare Rights Center’s National Helpline 

March 2018 | Samantha Morales and Julie Carter

Introduction and Summary

In 2016, the […]

2015 Medicare Trends and Recommendations:

An Analysis of 2015 Call Data from the Medicare Rights Center’s National Helpline 

March 2017 | Samantha Morales, Frederic Riccardi, Julie Carter, Stacy Sanders

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2014 Medicare Trends and Recommendations

An Analysis of 2014 Call Data from the Medicare Rights Center’s National Helpline

In 2014, the Medicare Rights Center’s (Medicare Rights) staff and helpline volunteers fielded more than 17,000 questions and […]

January 13th, 2016|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|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: |

2013 Medicare Trends and Recommendations

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|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: |

Medicare Snapshot: Stories from the Helpline

Managing Medicare Advantage Denials of Coverage and Appeals

Today, nearly 16 million seniors and people with disabilities are enrolled in an MA plan, representing 30 percent of the Medicare population. Many […]

October 16th, 2014|Categories: Coverage and Appeals, Medicare Snapshots|Tags: |

How Medicare is Affected by the Overturn of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

The Supreme Court recently ruled that some parts of DOMA violate the Constitution and are therefore not legal. If you were legally married in a state that allows same sex […]

September 10th, 2014|Categories: Coverage and Appeals|Tags: |
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