Three major advocacy groups representing the interests of seniors are taking strong exception to what they describe as “serious inaccuracies” in the draft version of the government-produced guidebook for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. The Center for Medicare Advocacy, Justice in Aging and the Medicare Rights Center on Wednesday (May 15) sent a joint letter to Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), objecting to inaccuracies in the draft Medicare & You Handbook for 2019, and urging CMS to rectify the errors prior to disseminating the Handbook. Medicare & You is the official government publication designed to provide beneficiaries with factual information about the Medicare program, their choices for obtaining coverage, and the benefits they can expect. “Unfortunately, the draft 2019 Handbook includes inaccurate descriptions of the differences between original Medicare and private Medicare Advantage plans,” the advocacy groups say. “Withou [...]
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