The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced updated tools to help Medicare beneficiaries compare coverage options and estimate costs during open enrollment, part of a multi-year initiative to modernize how beneficiaries get Medicare information. The improvements include a simplified log-in process for the Medicare Plan Finder, a web chat option for some beneficiaries, new tools to compare original Medicare or Medicare Advantage, and a mobile out-of-pocket cost calculator for both overall costs and prescription drug costs. The Medicare open enrollment period begins Oct. 15.

Related News Articles

Headline
The Fund for Access to Inpatient Rehabilitation late yesterday announced that the government will settle backlogged Medicare inpatient rehabilitation facility…
Headline
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Friday issued its June report to Congress, which includes several recommendations approved by the panel during its…
Headline
The House Ways and Means Committee today held a hearing on “Pathways to Universal Health Coverage,” which debated various options to expand access to health…
Headline
The Centers for Medicare…
Headline
The U.S. Supreme Court today affirmed a D.C. Circuit Court decision that the Department of Health and Human Services violated the Medicare Act when it changed…
Headline
The Centers for Medicare…