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MMAP Client Story 2

Behind our Center there is a perpetual pond. It has always been annoying, but this last year not only was it worse, but it attracted a snapping turtle. Someone made the brilliant suggestion that we build a deck out there, so, when I told the Board that we were going to try to get all the water out of there …

MMAP Client Story 5:

I met with a client who reviews her supplemental plan every year with me. She has multiple health conditions and takes a lot of medications. Her current plan will no longer cover her insulin (Lantus Solostar pens) in 2018 and had sent her a letter listing three other lower-cost insulin brands that they will cover. As any insulin-dependent diabetic knows, …

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A Tale of Advocacy

Many times, MMAP Counselors have to advocate for their clients. One opened my office door and said she was out of medication and couldn’t afford the full price. She needed my help – NOW! She had just come from her pharmacy and found out that she would have to pay $400 to get her new Rx. We called her pharmacist …

Region 9 award winners from MMAP Recognition get a story in the newspaper!

Shop Talk Aug 11, 2017 (0) Local women receive top state honors LANSING – Two local women were recognized for their work with Medicare beneficiaries at a recent statewide event in East Lansing for the Michigan Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program of the Region 9 Area Agency on Aging. Danielle Kleinhuizen and Sarah Skowronski, both employees of the Advocacy Department of …

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CMS extends, expands fraud-fighting enrollment moratoria efforts in six states

CMS extends, expands fraud-fighting enrollment moratoria efforts in six states New demonstration enhances agency’s enrollment and investigative options Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an extension and statewide expansion of fraud-fighting temporary provider enrollment moratoria efforts in six states, along with a new related demonstration project to allow for certain exceptions to the moratoria and heightened …

Doctors Are Improperly Billing Some on Medicare, U.S. Says

WASHINGTON — Doctors are improperly billing poor people on Medicare for deductibles, co-payments and other costs from which they are supposed to be exempt, the Obama administration says. Federal officials have warned doctors that they may be subject to penalties if they persist in these practices. They could, for example, be fined or excluded from Medicare. The people who are …