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Our comprehensive materials help people understand their coverage.

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Outpatient Observation Status

The Center's Toolkit for understanding and dealing with Observation Status.

The National Voices of Medicare Summit

Connecting leading experts and advocates to discuss best practices to improve health care, long-term services and supports, and quality of life for older people and people with disabilities.

Thank you to all those who particpated in and attended the 2018 Summit. Special thanks to this year’s Sen. Jay Rockefeller Lecturer Senator Chris Murphy, and to Senator Jay Rockefeller and Rep. Debbie Dingell for their time and insights into the state of health care in the Capitol.

Stay tuned for next year’s date!

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Tell CMS to End the Harm Caused by Observation Status

“Outpatient” Observation Status hurts Medicare beneficiaries and reduces trust in the Medicare program and between patients and their physicians.

The Improvement Standard

Jimmo v. Sebelius Corrective Action Plan Completed

CMS has added resources regarding Medicare coverage to help people who need skilled maintenance nursing or therapy, including a new webpage containing important information about the Jimmo Settlement.

For more information about Medicare coverage for maintenance care and CMS’ new Jimmo webpage, view our recent webinar.


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