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.
Comments: Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses (CMS-4180-P)
Today, high prescription drug prices can force people with Medicare to choose whether to take the medicines they need or to ration or go without needed treatments. It is in this context that the Centers […]
Comments: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction
The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction (CMS-3346-P). Medicare Rights is a national, nonprofit organization […]
The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG’s) Medicare Anti-Kickback Statute and Beneficiary Inducements CMP Request for Information. Medicare Rights is a national, nonprofit […]