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New York’s Health System Transformation

What It Means for Medicare and Medicaid Consumers and Consumer Advocates, and Recommendations for Making New Models Work Better

August 2017

Support for this work was provided by United Hospital Fund, an […]

August 24th, 2017|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

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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March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Coverage and Appeals, Medicare Transitions, Strengthening Benefits|

Part B Drug Payment Model Testimony

Medicare Rights Center President Joe Baker testimony in support of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposal to test new ways to pay for prescription drugs covered under […]

May 17th, 2016|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Comments on the Proposed Part B Drug Payment Model

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) is pleased to submit comments on the Part B Drug Payment Model. The following comments are informed by our experience working with Medicare beneficiaries […]

May 9th, 2016|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Comments in Response to Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group Proposals

Dear Chairman Hatch, Ranking Member Wyden, Senator Isakson, and Senator Warner:

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), I am writing to comment on the policy options document created […]

January 28th, 2016|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Comments on the proposed Revisions to Requirements for Discharge Planning

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) is pleased to submit comments on the proposed Revisions to Requirements for Discharge Planning for Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Home Health Agencies (NPRM).

These […]

January 5th, 2016|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Comments on Alternative Payment Model (APM) Framework, Draft White Paper

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) is pleased to submit comments on the “Alternative Payment Model (APM) Framework, Draft White Paper” developed by the Alternative Payment Model Framework and Progress […]

December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|

Comments on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) is pleased to submit comments on the Request for Information (RFI) Regarding Implementation of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, Promotion of Alternative Payment Models, […]

November 19th, 2015|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|

Letter of Support for Medicare Prescription Drug Savings and Choice Act of 2015 (S. 1884 & H.R. 3261)

Dear Senator Durbin and Representative Schakowsky:

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center, I am writing to express support for the Medicare Prescription Drug Savings and Choice Act of 2015 (S. […]

August 20th, 2015|Categories: Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Letter of Support for Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2015 (S. 31 & H.R. 3061)

Dear Senator Klobuchar and Representative Welch:

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center, I am writing to express support for the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2015 (S. 31 […]

August 6th, 2015|Categories: Strengthening Benefits, Sustaining Medicare's Future|Tags: |