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Medicare is a complex and evolving program. This course provides a basic introduction to this health insurance program for individuals 65 and older and people with certain disabilities, with a look into the different parts of the program. You’ll learn how Medicare can be administered publicly (Original Medicare) or privately (Medicare Advantage) and explore program eligibility rules for individuals due to age or disability, including coverage for individuals with ALS and End-Stage Renal Disease. We’ll also review the roles of the Social Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and see how the Medicare and Medicaid programs can work together.
This course is currently W3C WCAG 2.0 AA conformant.
After taking this course, you will be able to:
Understand Medicare’s history and background
Explain the basics of Medicare
List the different parts of Medicare, and discuss rules for what makes someone eligible for Medicare
Discuss the main differences between Medicare and another government-run program, Medicaid
This course contains the following features:
Interactive activities and knowledge quizzes
Automatic course bookmarking so learners can continue where they left off
Review tests at the end of every course – 80% or higher mark to pass the course and download a certificate of completion
Educational content vetted by a team of national experts at Medicare Rights Center
An array of printable supplementary tools and fliers