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Joint Sign-on Letter: BENES Act

The undersigned organizations share a commitment to advancing the health and economic security of older adults, people with disabilities, their families, and caregivers. Together, we support and represent the 60 […]

BETTER Act Endorsement

The Medicare Rights Center is pleased to endorse the bipartisan Beneficiary Education Tools Telehealth & Extenders (BETTER) Act of 2019 (H.R. 3417). This bill would extend critical Medicare-related initiatives and […]

2017 Medicare Trends and Recommendations:

In 2017, Medicare Rights staff and volunteers addressed more than 15,000 questions and issues through the organization’s national helpline. In addition, over 2.8 million questions were answered for people with Medicare, their caregivers, and professionals serving them through Medicare Interactive, Medicare Rights’ free and independent online reference tool thoughtfully designed to help older adults and people with disabilities navigate the complex world of health insurance. This report will feature select helpline trends and highlight the most commonly searched for Medicare Interactive answers, providing a glimpse into the information and coverage needs of Medicare beneficiaries and their families.

Letter to CMS Re: Extension of Relief Opportunity for Marketplace Enrollees

The undersigned organizations share a commitment to advancing the health and economic security of individuals and families with Marketplace coverage and with Medicare. In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & […]

September 24th, 2018|Categories: Medicare Transitions|Tags: |

2016 Medicare Trends and Recommendations:

In 2016, the Medicare Rights Center’s (Medicare Rights) staff and helpline volunteers fielded more than 16,758 questions and issues through the organization’s National Consumer Helpline. Clients included Medicare beneficiaries, families, and caregivers across the country. As in previous years, clients were geographically and socioeconomically diverse, and needed help with a wide array of complex Medicare-related issues.

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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Comments on Medicare-Medicaid Plan Quality Ratings Strategy

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) is pleased to submit comments on the interim Medicare-Medicaid Plan Quality Rating Strategy.

Each year, Medicare Rights provides services and resources to over two million […]

December 21st, 2015|Categories: Medicare Transitions|Tags: |

Sign-on Letter for Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2017

The undersigned organizations share a commitment to advancing the health and economic security of individuals and families with Marketplace coverage and with Medicare. We are writing to respond to the […]

December 21st, 2015|Categories: Medicare Transitions|Tags: |

Comments on Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2017

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) is pleased to submit comments on the proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2017.

These comments are informed by our experience working with Medicare […]

December 21st, 2015|Categories: Medicare Transitions|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|