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 on Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2018 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies and 2018 Call Letter

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) is pleased to submit comments in response to the Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2018 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates, Part C and Part […]

2015 Medicare Trends and Recommendations:

An Analysis of 2015 Call Data from the Medicare Rights Center’s National Helpline 
March 2017 | Samantha Morales, Frederic Riccardi, Julie Carter, Stacy Sanders
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Comments on Conditions for Coverage for End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities Third Party Payment (CMS-3337-IFC)

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) is pleased to submit comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) interim final rule with comment establishing new requirements for Medicare-certified dialysis facilities that […]

Comments on Enhancements to the Star Ratings for 2018 and Beyond

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) is pleased to submit comments. Medicare Rights is a national, nonprofit organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through […]

Medicare Snapshot: Stories from the Helpline

Part D Enrollment: Penalty Pitfalls

Since 2006, people with Medicare have benefited from access to coverage for prescription medications by enrolling in private insurance plans through Medicare Part D. People eligible for Medicare who fail to […]