Be a Resource for National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16. There are numerous ways to participate at no cost, and the goal is simple: "To inspire, educate & empower the public & providers about the importance of advance care planning."  The easiset thing you can do is draw attention to your existing resources about advance care planning … Read more

Now is the time to support the Center's activities to preserve a full and fair Medicare program for today – and tomorrow. Gifts to the Medicare Advocacy Fund support the broad range of programming that has been the Center for Medicare Advocacy's hallmark: from keeping people informed about Medicare laws and regulations, to advocating for equitable … Read more

Once a decade, the White House convenes experts, seniors, legislators and advocates to examine issue facing older Americans and plan for the future. This year’s White House Conference on Aging was held on Monday, July 13, 2015.  The Center’s Executive Director, Judith Stein was honored to attend. The day focused on the power of our … Read more

Reflections on the 2nd Annual National Voices of Medicare Summit A Look Back at the Summit from the Attendees' View 2015 Program and Speakers    Register Now for 2016!  Reflections on the 2nd Annual National Voices of Medicare Summit and Senator Jay Rockefeller Lecture On March 20, 2015, the Center for Medicare Advocacy, held its second … Read more

The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) has published a report entitled “Comparison of Consumer Protections in Three Health Insurance Markets: Medicare Advantage, Qualified Health Plans and Medicaid Managed Care Organizations.” The report is authored by Center Senior Policy Attorney David Lipschutz, former Center Policy Attorney Andrea Callow (now at Families USA) and Karen Pollitz, MaryBeth Musumeci … 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

With the stark and frightening images of homeless, dispossessed, and desperate people in their thoughts, Center for Medicare Advocacy employees reacted with enthusiasm to an idea that united them with the Center in providing assistance.  They then urged other employers and employees to consider similar arrangements. The plan was simple.  Each Center employee was asked … Read more