A New Way to Compare Out-of Pocket Costs
Whether you’re covered through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan, there are some costs and expenses you’ll need to pay out-of-pocket, even after you pay your monthly premium. Your actual out-of-pocket costs depend on the exact Medicare coverage you have, your health care needs, your prescriptions, and how often you need health care services. Watch a video about this exciting new way to estimate your costs.
Providing health and drug cost estimates is just one feature that’s part of the eMedicareinitiative—a multi-year effort to support a more a streamlined and personal experience for you. To stay up-to-date on eMedicare improvements and other important news from Medicare, sign up for our email list and follow us on Facebook.
NTP Self-Paced Courses
Don’t forget to check out all four of the National Training Program’s self-paced courses at CMSnationaltrainingprogram.
- Still working & turning 65: Medigap, Part D, & Medicare Advantage
- Still working & turning 65:Part A and/or Part B
- Automatic enrollment in Medicare: Part A & Part B
- Immigrants and Medicare
This short video walks you through how to access our resources and enroll in courses.
December Learning Series Webinar
December 13, 2018 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET
This webinar provides an overview of:
- Medicare eligibility and enrollment decisions
- Considerations if you have Marketplace or SHOP coverage and become eligible for Medicare
- Explaining the programs that can help pay for Medicare
- Medicare Periodic Data Matching (PDM)
- Helpful resources
To register for the webinar, visit CMSnationaltrainingprogram.
New / Updated Training Materials
New / Updated CMS Publications
Did You Know?
Flu season is here. It’s not too late to protect yourself and loved ones by getting a free flu shot. It’s free for people with Medicare, once per flu season when you get it by doctors or other health care providers (like senior centers and pharmacies) that take Medicare.
There’s a new Procedure Price Lookup at Medicare.gov that can help you compare national average costs, if you have a choice between having your procedure at a hospital outpatient department or ambulatory surgical center. In addition to cost, here are some other things to think about when choosing the right setting for your procedure.