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To inspire, educate & empower the public & providers about the importance of advance care planning  Despite recent gains in public awareness about the need for advance care planning, studies continue to indicate that most Americans have not exercised their right to make decisions about their healthcare in the event that they cannot speak for themselves. … Read more

On March 21, 2014, the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc., held its first annual national Voices of Medicare Summit and Sen. Jay Rockefeller Lecture. The event brought together advocates, thought leaders, researchers, policy makers and others for a day of reflection and collaboration. The theme of "Voices of Medicare" came to life in the stories … Read more

Kaiser Family Foundation Barbara Jordan Conference Center 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20005 March 21, 2014 8:30 am to 5:00 pm The Center for Medicare Advocacy’s National Voices of Medicare Summit will connect leading experts and advocates to discuss best practices, challenges and successes in efforts to improve health care, long term services and … Read more

As part of a new three-year grant, Atlantic Philanthropies will match new and increased contributions received by the Center for Medicare Advocacy.  Atlantic Philanthropies will match a total of $325,000 in new or increased funding during three separate campaign cycles. The first cycle challenges the Center to raise $75,000 in new or increased donations between … Read more

Eleven AARP Foundation Scholarships Available for Advocates to Attend The 2012 National Aging and Law Institute The AARP Foundation is awarding 11 AARP Foundation Litigation Jerry D. Florence scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to pay for registration and the cost of travel expenses to attend the 2012 National Aging and Law Institute. Scholarship … Read more

Vicki Gottlich Headed to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) The Center for Medicare Advocacy is sad to say goodbye to Vicki Gottlich, who has been a Senior Policy Attorney in our Washington, DC office since January, 2000. Vicki is taking her incredible talents and energy to theCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services … Read more

We thank the guests and honorees who attended the Center's 25th Anniversary on April 14th at the Hartford Club in Hartford, Connecticut. We had time to connect with friends and celebrate two-and-a-half decades of advocacy, as well as have some fun with silent and live auctions and a 9 piece band! We thank everyone who … Read more

The Center recently received a visit from Congressman Joe Courtney (D. Conn.).  Congressman Courtney, who, over the course of his career, has taken a great interest in Medicare and health care issues, took time out of his busy schedule to fill Center staff in on ongoing developments in Washington of import to Medicare beneficiaries, as … Read more

Beyond QIO: Modeling a Medicare Beneficiary Complaint Process for Quality of Care A working conference convened on January 19, 2007 in Washington, DC by the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc., supported by the Commonwealth Fund, a New York City-based private foundation, and AARP Introduction The Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc., (the Center), convened a working … Read more