The Center is concerned about the use of MSNs that do not reveal to beneficiaries that their service was denied based on a National Coverage Determination.  Such an MSN will instead provide a misleading explanation, such as "Medicare does not cover this service," or "information provided does not support the need for this service." If … Read more

On Friday, April 23, 2010, Judge Juan R. Sanchez of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania approved the settlement of a lawsuit brought by Pennsylvania low-income Medicare beneficiaries.  Narcisa Garcia, et al. v. Kathleen Sebelius, et al.[1] The Garcia settlement will lower the cost of Medicare and increase access to … Read more

The Medicare Advocates Alliance is an initiative to assist public interest advocates throughout the country with Medicare cases and issues, funded by the Retirement Research Foundation. Some recent Alliance successes Include: “Medicare Fraud Effort Leaves Elderly Surprise Hospital Bills” July 12, 2010 Bloomberg News article by Drew Armstrong, based on Center for Medicare Advocacy’s efforts, … Read more