Policy Documents

The Medicare Rights Center’s national and state policy agendas are defined by our experience serving people with Medicare on our national helpline and through our educational programs. Read our collection of reports, fact sheets and letters to learn more about our policy positions.

Comments: HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020. […]

Comments: Accrediting Organizations Conflict of Interest and Consulting Services RFI

Medicare is a valuable, trusted program that provides health care coverage to over 59 million older adults and people with disabilities. People rely on Medicare for high-quality care and entrust CMS with providing robust oversight […]

Joint Comments: Request for Information on Modifying HIPAA Rules to Improve Coordinate Care

For patients, their caregivers and consumers across the country, HIPAA is a fundamental protection for people as they make their way through the health care landscape. The HIPAA Privacy and Security rules are necessary and […]

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: ACA Exchange Program Integrity (CMS9922-P)

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates this opportunity to comment on the proposed rule regarding Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Exchange Program Integrity . Medicare Rights is a national, nonprofit organization that works […]