Policy Priorities

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: 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 a patient-centered health care system […]

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 the guidelines and is much […]

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 & You Handbook. By addressing the […]

Letter to CMS Re: Extension of Relief Opportunity for Marketplace Enrollees

The undersigned organizations share a commitment to advancing the health and economic security of individuals and families with Marketplace coverage and with Medicare. In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a […]

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 services. The program serves a […]