Website: http://www.ncpssm.org

Rank: 41 / 819

9 selected articles

African Americans & Medicare

Read more

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act ...

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA)

Summary of Key Provisions

Medicare Advantage Improvements

Reduces overpayments to private Medicare Advantage plans by phasing out an adjustment for indirect medical education (IME).

Teaching hospitals receive Indirect Medical Education (IME) payments each time a Medicare beneficiary is admitted to help with the extra costs of...

Read more

The Privatization of Medicare - NCPSSM

The Privatization of Medicare

V I E W P O I N T

Medicare is the federal health insurance program that provides coverage to 43 million Americans who are age 65 and older or who are younger than 65 and receiving Social Security disability payments. Traditional Medicare consists of hospital insurance, Part A, and supplementary medical insurance, Part B. Every Medicare beneficiary has the same...

Read more

Q & A About Medicare Part B

What is the Medicare Part B premium?

The Part B premium is the monthly amount paid by individuals for health coverage in Medicare Part B - a voluntary program that covers physician services, hospital outpatient care, durable medical equipment and other services including some home health care. The vast majority (about 92 percent) of Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Part B. Most individuals have the premium for their Part B coverage deducted from their Social Security, Railroad Retirement, or Federal government retirement checks.

How much is...

Read more

Closing the Donut Hole - National Committee to Preserve ...

Medicare > Closing the Donut Hole

Closing the Donut Hole

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes important improvements to Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) such as reducing expenses for seniors in the donut hole now and eliminating the gap altogether by 2020. Seniors receive additional savings each year on their prescription drugs until the donut hole is closed. The ACA also provides...

Read more

Older Americans Act - NCPSSM

The Older Americans Act (OAA), originally enacted in 1965, supports a range of home and community-based services, such as meals-on-wheels and other nutrition programs, in-home services, transportation, legal services, elder abuse prevention and caregivers support. These programs help seniors stay as independent as possible in their homes and communities. In addition, OAA services help seniors...

Read more

Related topics : centers for medicare and medicaid services nursing home / medicare home health benefit eligibility services / medicare and medicaid services nursing homes / medicare home services / medicare is a federal program funded through

22. What is the low-income subsidy (LIS), also known as ...

What is the low-income subsidy (LIS), also known as Extra Help?

The Part D benefit provides financial assistance known as Extra Help to those with limited income and assets. If you are eligible for Extra Help, your Part D premiums, deductibles and copayments can be eliminated or significantly reduced. In addition, you will not be exposed to the gap in coverage, also known as the "donut hole." About one-third of all Medicare beneficiaries are likely to be eligible for the low-income subsidy. The Social Security Administration estimates that this Extra Help could be...

Read more

Related topics : medicare part d extra help / medicare extra help / medicare part b premiums based on income / social security administration medicare part d / part b social security benefits

National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare

Home

Welcome to the National Committee

The National Committee is one of the most effective and trustworthy sources for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid advocacy. Since 1982, we have been working for generations of older Americans who want our nation's health and income security programs secured for the future. Join us and learn more about how you can be a part of our intergenerational crusade.

The Latest News on Social Security and Medicare

Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Includes Increased Funding for...

Read more

Related topics : national committee to preserve social security and medicare / social security administration medicare part d / medicare medicaid social security / social security administration medicare / social security medicare disability

National Committee To Preserve, Social Security & Medicare

The National Committee is dedicated to protecting Social Security and Medicare benefits for all communities and generations.

A message from our President and CEO, Max Richtman

The National Committee's Board of Directors include policy and business leaders from across the country

History of NCPSSM

The National Committee has more than 30 years experience protecting Social Security and Medicare benefits for American families

NCPSSM...

Read more

Related topics : national committee to preserve social security and medicare / social security benefits medicare / medicare medicaid social security / social security & medicare / social security and medicare