Medicare Website Overhaul

Medicare beneficiaries now can research nursing homes and determine their coverage options from their smartphones or tablets, thanks to a Medicare website redesign.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it spent two years researching user trends of its notoriously difficult-to-navigate website in order to make it easier for beneficiaries, providers, caregivers and families to access. CMS also upgraded Nursing Home Compare and Hospital Compare this summer.
Upgrades to the site allow beneficiaries to search: whether a specific test, item, or service is covered under original Medicare; customized information based on a beneficiary’s specific situation; and quick links to replacing a lost Medicare card, finding a Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plan and getting help with healthcare costs.
Click here to visit the overhauled site, and here for a tutorial on the upgrades.

Source: McKnight’s