The Center for Medicare Advocacy submitted comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) public comment period regarding Tennessee’s section 1115 waiver application. Regrettably the Tennessee waiver proposal seeks to … [Read more...] about Center for Medicare Advocacy Submits Comments
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What does Medicare cover? When does Medicare cover skilled nursing facility care? Can a patient who is receiving non-skilled "custodial" services receive Medicare coverage in a SNF? What are examples of skilled services in a … [Read more...] about Nursing Home / Skilled Nursing Facility Care
Time for Medicare Enrollment – Time to Talk Turkey! Reminder – You CAN Leave the Nursing Home for the Holidays Jimmo Implementation Council Meets to Discuss the State of Skilled Maintenance Care Thank You! Time for Medicare … [Read more...] about CMA Alert – November 27, 2019
From the Center for Medicare Advocacy and the Medicare Rights Center: Medicare Fall Open Enrollment continues through December 7 — so you still have time to make certain changes to your coverage, including switching prescription drug plans or … [Read more...] about Time for Medicare Enrollment – Time to Talk Turkey!
November, 2019 Late November begins a time for gatherings with family and friends – Thanksgiving, soon followed by the December holidays. Nursing home residents often want to participate in these gatherings but may worry that they will lose … [Read more...] about Home for the Holidays: Leaving the Nursing Home During a Medicare-Covered Stay
(The views expressed in this Issue Brief and during the Alliance call are solely those of the Center for Medicare Advocacy.) I. ENROLLMENT PERIOD UPDATES Overview The Annual Coordinated Election Period (ACEP) – the period during which … [Read more...] about Issue Brief – November 2019 – Medicare Enrollment Period Updates & Other Issues
Home for the Holidays: Leaving the Nursing Home During a Medicare-Covered Stay Two Weeks Left in Medicare Enrollment Period Medicare Advantage Plans Impede Access to Care: Case Study #2 Issue Alert - Medicare Benefit Periods Under … [Read more...] about CMA Alert – November 21, 2019
Medicare is Being Privatized. Where is the Outcry? Medicare Advantage Plans Impede Access to Care: Case Study #1 Support for Medicare Oral Health Benefits 2020 Medicare Cost-Sharing Rates Released Medicare is Being Privatized. Where … [Read more...] about CMA Alert – November 14, 2019
For years, the Center for Medicare Advocacy has warned of wasteful overspending on private Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, the limitations on access to physicians and health care provided by MA, and the difficulties in obtaining the same coverage from … [Read more...] about Medicare is Being Privatized. Where is the Outcry?
Medicare Enrollment and Medicare Advantage Updates CMS Administrator Seema Verma Testifies on Health Care Sabotage Before House Subcommittee Center Attorneys Participate in Oral Health Convening and Advocacy Day Nursing Home Compare’s Abuse … [Read more...] about CMA Alert – October 24, 2019