Published: May 2018

Modernizing Medicare education tools empowers seniors

Coalition advocates urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue its efforts to improve and enhance the information and decision-making tools available to Medicare beneficiaries, in order to better enable seniors to make informed decisions and become active choosers in their health coverage.

Consumer Action joined Better Medicare Alliance, a coalition of over 100 organizations, in urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to enhance beneficiary education and outreach on Medicare options. This includes continuing with its efforts to produce consumer-friendly enrollment materials on the choice and benefits of the Medicare Advantage program and making it easier for seniors to compare Medicare Advantage to FFS options based on health needs, quality, cost and provider networks.

Lead Organization

Better Medicare Alliance

Other Organizations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics | Aetna | Alliance for Aging Research | American Association of Nurse Anesthetists | American Association of Nurse Practitioners | American Medical Group Association | American Nurses Association | American Osteopathic Association | American Speech-Language-Hearing Association | American Telemedicine Association | Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach / Treasure Coast, Inc. | Asian & Pacific Islander | American Health Forum | Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness | Association for Community Affiliated Plans | Atrius Health | Banner Health | Business Council of New York State | Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians | Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey | ChenMed | Coalition of Texans with Disabilities | Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey | Commonwealth Care Alliance | Connecticut Association of Health Underwriters | Consortium for Older Adult Wellness | Consumer Action | Council for Affordable Health Coverage | Delaware State Chamber of Commerce | Delta Dental of CA, PA, NY, & Affiliates | Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce | Direct Primary Care Coalition | Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley | Federation of American Hospitals | Florida Health Networks | Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health | Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce | Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce | Gundersen Health System | Health Care Transformation Task Force | Health Quality Partners | Healthcare Leadership Council | Humana | Indiana University Health | Inland Empire Association of Health Underwriters | Intermed | International Council on Active Aging | Iora Health | LeadingAge | Lehigh Valley Health Network | LIBERTY Dental Plan Foundation | Martin's Point Health Care | Meals on Wheels America | Mercy Health | National Alliance on Mental Illness | National Association of Area Agencies on Aging | National Association of Dental Plans | National Association of Health Underwriters | National Association of Hispanic Nurses | National Association of Hispanic Nurses Garden State Chapter | National Association of Manufacturers | National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs | National Black Nurses Association | National Business Group on Health | National Caucus and Center on Black Aging | National Coalition on Health Care | National Hispanic Council on Aging | National Hispanic Medical Association | National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization | National Medical Association | National Minority Quality Forum | National Patient Advocate Foundation | National Retail Federation | naviHealth | Network for Excellence in Health Innovation | Northwell Health | Novant Health | Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State | Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease | Population Health Alliance | Prevea Health | Public Sector Healthcare Roundtable| SCAN Health Plan | Senior Resource Alliance | Silver Sneakers ― _a Tivity Health Company | SNP Alliance | Society for Women's Health Research | Summa Health | Teachers' Retirement System of Kentucky Temple Health | Texas Association of Business | The Gerontological Society of America | The Latino Coalition | Tivity Health | U.S. Chamber of Commerce | UnitedHealth Group | University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design | Virtua | Visiting Nurse Service of New York | VSP Vision Care | WomenHeart | YMCA of the USA

More Information

For more information, please visit Better Medicare Alliance.

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Modernizing Medicare education tools empowers seniors   (FinalBMAAllyLettertoCMS.pdf)




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