At Comprehensive Medicare Solutions, we help our clients to navigate the complex medical environment of the Medicare federal healthcare program. We understand the kinds of assistance that individuals and businesses need in working with the Medicare system and its unique complexities and idiosyncrasies.
One of the best ways to understand the complexity and frustrating alphabet soup in the Medicare world is to read Medicare transmittals. These routine bulletins are put out by the Centers for Medicaid Services (CMS) routinely as a way to instruct whoever is working with Medicare, in a practical sense, about changes.
Read through some of these broadsides and you'll see a lot of things about National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) or FFS (Fee for Service) or MACs (Medicare Administrative Contractors) – long and confusing acronyms that have to do with elements of Medicare services like a regional auditor or a particular technology tool, or someone with a specialized role or responsibility. It's bad enough that there are so many of these fancy names, but when they're made into acronyms, it's even harder to understand what's being talked about. What’s a module developer? What does CMS do with MLN? How does the file get updated?
You also see a lot of multistage instructions without a lot of contacts. Sometimes there are specific step-by-step processes that one of the stakeholders has to follow, and it's easy to get lost in the weeds, because all of these steps are listed without really explaining the background. In many cases, it's too complicated to be easily included in every communication, so CMS just assumes a level of familiarity.
Medicare is a bureaucracy. Some people would say it's the quintessential bureaucracy. Reading through these transmittals sometimes feels like reading legal poetry of the stream of consciousness variety.
How do you understand something that changes so much and has so many moving parts? The Medicare world is a world unto itself, and understanding it takes a great deal of tenacity and patience.
We have the expertise to help guide clients through Medicare advantage plans, Medicare supplemental coverage and Medicare drug price plans. We'll show you why some options are better than others, and what you can expect from a given plan, as well as how to work with the Medicare system, instead of just eyeing it warily from a distance. Talk to Comprehensive Medicare Solutions in southern Nevada about how to tackle all of the practical aspects of working with Medicare, and tell us about your goals. We’ll help you to get there.