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Whither Medicare – From Promise to Privatization
Virtual Meeting, by Webinar
April 30, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT
Because of the uncertainty brought about by COVID-19, we are altering plans for our 2020 Summit. There will be a Summit program on April 30, 2020. We are grateful to this year's Sen. Jay Rockefeller lecturer, Wendell Potter, and the other experts who have agreed to appear by webinar.
This event supports our work, so please, register now for what will be a fantastic virtual program - with more details to follow.
On March 24, 2020, a federal court issued a decision in a nationwide class action, Alexander v. Azar, finding that certain Medicare beneficiaries who are placed on “observation status” at hospitals, rather than being admitted as “inpatients,” have the right to appeal to Medicare to challenge that status. If you are a Medicare beneficiary who received “observation services” in a hospital since January 1, 2009 and either did not have Medicare Part B, or, you were hospitalized for at least three consecutive days but not three days as an inpatient, you may be a member of the class. No action is required to join the class. Please check this space for further updates and sign up for our Alerts to receive news about significant developments in the case.
Medicare home health coverage and care is jeopardized by the new payment model – but the Center for Medicare Advocacy may be able to help.
Read our recent Case Study and Action Steps.
Medicare is important to millions right now, and is being discussed as a basis for universal health care.
But before that can happen, we need to improve and protect the Medicare we have. Medicare is currently being privatized and fragmented. We need to keep it whole and working for all present and future beneficiaries. #ImproveMedicare, #MedicarePlatform