We have 2 new Medicare podcasts available in English and Spanish, covering the topics of low-income assistance programs for Medicare beneficiaries and Medicare appeals English and Spanish transcripts are also available for each.
All Medicare beneficiaries have the right to appeal a decision that denied them coverage or payment, yet not all beneficiaries are aware of these rights or know how to use them.
In addition, many people who qualify for low-income assistance to help pay for Medicare costs are unaware that these programs exist. The programs, such as Medi-Cal, the Medicare Savings Programs, and the Part D Low-Income Subsidy help cover people’s Medicare premiums, deductibles and copayment, therefore ensure people can afford and access their health care.
Podcasts are a simple and effective way to get this important information out and they make the information available especially to people with visual impairments, and those with low literacy levels. Beneficiaries, their families, caregivers and friends can listen together in English and/or Spanish and view the transcripts in both languages as well.