“Public service is a privilege. My primary mission as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is to deliver on President Trump’s commitment to strengthen and modernize Medicare for the millions of Americans who depend on us every day.”
“To this end, at CMS we are constantly looking for new ways to better serve our beneficiaries. That’s why we started the eMedicare initiative.”
“eMedicare is a multi-year initiative to modernize the way people with Medicare get information about their benefits, and create new ways to help them make the best decisions for themselves and their families. eMedicare empowers patients with the kinds of tools they are used to using in the private sector and other parts of their lives. Tools in the eMedicare suite include enhanced interactive online decision support to help beneficiaries and their caregivers better understand and evaluate their coverage options and costs between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage, a new online service that lets people see how different coverage choices will affect their estimated out-of-pocket costs, new price transparency tools that let consumers compare the national average costs of certain procedures between settings, and a new webchat option in the Medicare Plan Finder…” Read the full article here.
Source: Empowering Patients and Unleashing Innovation: eMedicare for Today and Future Generations – By Seema Verma, March 1, 2019. CMS.gov.