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Comments: Consumer Inflation Measures Produced by Federal Statistical Agencies

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) notice regarding differences among various consumer price indexes and their influence on the estimation of […]

June 21st, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Comments: Proposed Interoperability and Patient Access Rule

General Comments

The US health system can be a confusing muddle, even for experienced navigators. One problem that arises again and again is the reliance on patients to provide their complete […]

June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Comments: Direct Contracting—Geographic Population-Based Payment Model Option

General Comments
As with all models that could change how people with Medicare access, pay for, or understand their health care, the first step is to ensure that all beneficiaries have […]

May 28th, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Comments: Part D Rebate Safe Harbor

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the on the proposed changes to the Safe Harbor Protection for Rebates Involving Prescription Pharmaceuticals and other proposals […]

April 8th, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Comments: 2020 Final Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines

We continue to be disappointed that these guidelines do not offer sufficient guidance for how Medicare Advantage (MA) should market plans with new supplemental benefits. Guidance on these supplemental benefits […]

April 4th, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

Comments: 2020 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) 2020 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation […]

March 7th, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

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 […]

February 19th, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

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 […]

February 19th, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

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 […]

February 12th, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |

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 […]

January 25th, 2019|Categories: Protecting and Strengthening Benefits|Tags: |