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Comments: Alabama Medicaid Workforce Initiative

The Medicaid program, now in its 53rd year, is a success story. Through Medicaid, millions of low-income Americans have built well-being and gained greater economic security via access to health […]

October 19th, 2018|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Comments: Medicare Program; Medicare Shared Savings Program; Accountable Care Organizations–Pathways to Success

The comments that follow are informed by our experience assisting people as they navigate the Medicare program. We discuss the importance of including the beneficiary perspective in efforts to create […]

October 16th, 2018|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Comments: 2019 Final Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines (MCMG)

This finalized guidance for Medicare communications and marketing guidelines has undergone a complete revision from previous years, including a major reorganization. This reorganization improves the readability and logical progression of […]

October 5th, 2018|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Letter to CMS RE: Final 2019 Medicare and You Handbook

We are writing to express our appreciation for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’s (CMS) responsiveness to many of the concerns we raised regarding the draft 2019 Medicare & […]

Comments: CY 2019 Changes to the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) CMS-1691-P

Consistent with our previous public statements,1 Medicare Rights strongly supports the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program. We believe it represents an important advancement in how Medicare pays for medical equipment and […]

September 10th, 2018|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Comments: 2019 Physician Fee Schedule

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the on CMS-1693-P. Medicare Rights is a national, nonprofit organization that works to ensure access to affordable health […]

September 10th, 2018|Categories: Coverage and Appeals, Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

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, Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Comments: Kentucky HEALTH

The Medicaid program, now in its 53rd year, is a success story. Through Medicaid, millions of low-income Americans have built well-being and gained greater economic security via access to health […]

August 17th, 2018|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Comments: Mississippi Medicaid Workforce Training Initiative

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Mississippi Medicaid Workforce Training Initiative.
Medicare Rights is a national, nonprofit organization that works to ensure access to […]

August 17th, 2018|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Comments: HHS Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs [RIN 0991-ZA49]

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs.

Medicare […]

July 16th, 2018|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |