TITLE

A superhero for Medicare beneficiaries?

AUTHOR(S)
Rose, Joan R.
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Medical Economics;5/6/2005, Vol. 82 Issue 9, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that in keeping with a provision of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, CMS has hired the first ombudsman for Medicare beneficiaries. Daniel Schreiner to oversee all beneficiary concerns; Focus on appeals, complaints, grievances and requests for assistance.
ACCESSION #
16964883

 

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