Research and Development
The redesign focuses on health literacy, quality of service per payment, patient privacy and fraud reduction.
Medicare Summary Notice:
- Compare payment costs for beneficiary services to State averages.
- Simplify language and layout of design.
- Replace social security number with an ID#.
Every quarter, Medicare mails out a “Medicare Summary Notice”. This Notice lists medical services given, the fee charged by the doctor/hospital. A service or fee not covered by Medicare is paid by the beneficiary's private insurance or out-of-pocket. Medicare is a health insurance program of the U.S. government funded by tax payers.