Case Management

News: CMS announces redesign of Medicare website

Case Management Weekly, October 24, 2012

A redesign of medicare.gov intended to make content more accessible and easier for beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to understand is complete, CMS said in a press release 

The redesigned site will allow most users to find content directly from the home page. Examples of these features include: 

  • A search to determine whether a specific test, item, or service is covered under original Medicare
  • The ability to receive customized information based on a beneficiary’s specific situation
  • Quick links for replacing lost Medicare cards and finding Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plans 

The new design responds to mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.  Medicare beneficiaries, counselors, and caregivers can verify whether a letter they received in the mail is an official communication from Medicare by viewing descriptions of Medicare mailings. The popular Medicare & You handbook now has its own landing page for an easy access complement to the annual print mailing.

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