Every year, private Medicare Advantage plans often deny necessary care to tens of thousands of people covered under the program according to a recent federal report.
These private insurance plans provide benefits to 28 million older Americans.
The investigators urged Medicare officials to strengthen oversight and increase enforcement against plans that have a pattern of inappropriate denials.
For more on the story from the New York Times, visit: Medicare Advantage Plans Often Deny Needed Care, Federal Report Finds
Elder law attorney, Terry Garrett, is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is an Approved Guardianship Attorney. She assists people in elder law, estate and special needs planning, guardianship and settling estates. She graduated with honors from Cornell University. She was on the Dean’s List at Wharton Business School. She earned her J.D. at Columbia Law School, receiving the Parker Award and a Mellon Fellowship.