Advocates place focus on need for 'seamless transitions' between Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance

Published on January 16, 2013 at 3:23 AM · No Comments

A Medicare Rights Center report cautioned that seniors will face coverage gaps unless officials streamline enrollment for Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance under the health law's state exchanges.

The Hill: Patient Group Wants Seamless Transitions Into Medicare
An activist group representing Medicare patients urged state and federal officials to overhaul their Medicare enrollment systems as they implement the Affordable Care Act. In a report Monday, the Medicare Rights Center warned that seniors will face harmful gaps in coverage unless officials streamline enrollment for Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance under the health law's state exchanges. "The complexity of eligibility determination and enrollment processes for Medicare, Medicaid and related subsidy programs, both now and after implementation of the [Affordable Care Act], is daunting," the group wrote (Viebeck, 1/14).

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