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Comments: Consumer Inflation Measures Produced by Federal Statistical Agencies

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) notice regarding differences among various consumer price indexes and their influence on the estimation of […]

June 21st, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Statement for the Record Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee Full Committee Hearing Lower Health Care Costs Act

The undersigned organizations of the Observation Stays Coalition have come together to address a surprise medical billing issue that affects Medicare patients in hospitals who are called observation status patients […]

Statement for the Record Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing “No More Surprises: Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills”

The undersigned organizations of the Observation Stays Coalition have come together to address a surprise medical billing issue that affects Medicare patients in hospitals who are called observation status patients […]

June 12th, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Joint Letter: Introduction of H.R. 2073 and S.110

We, the undersigned organizations, write to thank you for introducing H.R. 2073 and S.110, a bill which would make permanent the 7.5 percent threshold for the medical expense deduction…

Letter: Help Committee Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Health Care Costs

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center, thank you for the opportunity to share our perspective as the committee considers bipartisan legislation to reduce health care costs. The Medicare Rights […]

Comments: Proposed Interoperability and Patient Access Rule

General Comments

The US health system can be a confusing muddle, even for experienced navigators. One problem that arises again and again is the reliance on patients to provide their complete […]

June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Comments: Direct Contracting—Geographic Population-Based Payment Model Option

General Comments
As with all models that could change how people with Medicare access, pay for, or understand their health care, the first step is to ensure that all beneficiaries have […]

May 28th, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Statement for the Record House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Hearing “Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills”

The undersigned organizations of the Observation Stays Coalition have come together to address a surprise medical billing issue that affects Medicare patients in hospitals who are called observation status patients […]

May 21st, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Comments: Part D Rebate Safe Harbor

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the on the proposed changes to the Safe Harbor Protection for Rebates Involving Prescription Pharmaceuticals and other proposals […]

April 8th, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Letter: Draft Medicare Part D Legislation

On behalf of the Medicare Rights Center, thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback on draft legislation to create an out-of-pocket maximum for Medicare Part D beneficiaries, and to […]

April 6th, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |