California Health Advocates submitted comments along with our partners at Center for Medicare Advocacy to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) regarding our support of key provisions of the Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) Act (S. 1280/H.R.2477) that were included in section 120 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act … [Read more...] about CHA Applauds New Proposed Rule Making Medicare Enrollment Easier
This month, we’re highlighting SMP partner Carla Diaz! Carla has worked at California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) for 9 years, assisting clients with fraud and abuse cases. CRLA is a nonprofit law firm serving low-income residents all over the state of California. During her 9 years, she has seen firsthand how Medicare fraud affects beneficiaries, and just how much … [Read more...] about SMP Partner Spotlight ~ Meet Carla Diaz!
Emma got a phone call from a nice gentleman saying her cardiologist had ordered a cardiac genetic test kit for her. “Oh, well that’s a surprise,” she said. But the man assured her that her doctor wanted to screen for her risk of heart disease. As the caller said he had her doctor’s name and her Medicare number, Emma relaxed and remarked, “Well, this is mighty kind of my … [Read more...] about Genetic Testing Scams Are Rising – Protect Your Medicare
Did you know that as of May 1, 2022 all eligible adults in California, regardless of immigration status, can get free, full-scope Medi-Cal? This is great news! Medi-Cal covers preventive health care, annual check-ups, mental health care, prescription drugs and medical supplies, transportation, in-home personal assistance, dental and vision care, foot care, hearing aids, … [Read more...] about Free Medi-Cal is Available for Eligible Californians 50+
The federal Medicare program provides essential health coverage for eligible people 65 years of age or older and those younger than 65 with a disability. It is a critical program that covers more than 64.2 million Americans. Yet, Medicare can be expensive, has out-of-pocket costs, and needs supplement coverage to help cover the gaps. It is not universal coverage. This challenge … [Read more...] about Need Help with Medicare Costs? Medicare Savings Programs May Help