NATIONAL MEDICARE ADVOCATES ALLIANCE CALL Monday, October 15, 2012 – 2:00 P.M., Eastern Time Call-in Number: 1(888)206-2266 Pass Code: 9874704 NOTE: We ask people calling from the same location to gather around one telephone. This frees up lines and holds down costs. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Update on Medicare Appeals and Complaints − AGENDA − (Materials will be sent prior to … Read more

1. MEDICARE AND ACA MESSAGING: FIGHTING FICTION WITH FACT As pundits and politicians continue to discuss the deficit, misinformation and confusion about Medicare abound.  Fiction seems to flourish more than fact. Particularly since the passage of the Affordable care Act (ACA), we are hearing a lot of misinformation about the law and its impact on … Read more

I. LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Failure of the Super-Committee On November 21, 2011, members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction ("Super-Committee") announced that they had failed to put together a legislative package to cut the deficit by approximately $1.2 trillion, as outlined by the Budget Control Act of 2011.  Without further Congressional action, automatic cuts … Read more

I.                   Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction ("Supercommittee") The Budget Control Act of 2011 created this committee and tasked it with seeking at least $1.2 trillion in federal savings over 10 years. If this committee fails to come to an agreement by November 23, 2011, or if Congress fails to approve the Committee's recommendations by … Read more

NATIONAL MEDICARE ADVOCATES ALLIANCE CALL* Removing the Barrier to Medicare Coverage for Chronic Conditions: Regulatory Clarification, Litigation, And Education Regarding the Medicare Improvement Standard Monday, April 11, 2011 – 2:00 P.M., Eastern Time Call-in Number: 1(888) 206-2266 Pass Code: 1050263 # NOTE: We ask people calling from the same location to gather around one telephone. This frees … Read more

The 2011 Medicare Part A and B general enrollment period runs from January 1st through March 31, 2011.  Medicare Part A enrollment (to purchase Part A – for those who are not entitled to receive it without paying a premium) has become particularly important for low-income older people.  In addition to the important benefits covered … Read more

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