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This Special Topics Module discusses hospital transitions for Medicare beneficiaries. Through the module’s three courses, you will learn about the landscape that people with Medicare and their families must navigate when transitioning out of a hospital stay to a skilled nursing facility, back home, or to a hospice facility. You will learn how you and your colleagues can help ease these transitions. All three module courses contain information about federal and New York State Medicare requirements for patient admission and discharge. You also will learn about Medicare’s recommendations and best practices for helping ensure positive health outcomes for your patients. Each course contains important tips for professionals, as well as teaching materials that can assist patients in understanding Medicare’s coverage of hospital stays.
Special Topics courses address specific Medicare topics in detail. These courses will help you develop expertise in popular Medicare subject areas, such as the annual Medicare Fall Open Enrollment Period, effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Medicare, and Medicare coverage of specialty services. These courses are offered for single purchase, so that you can tailor your selections to your specific needs. Keep in mind that the Special Topics section of Medicare Rights University continues to grow, so please check back to find new courses. Please also feel free to let us know of new courses that could help you in your work.
This level provides advanced students with in-depth information on how Medicare works with other types of insurances, and how to navigate enrollment into low-income assistance programs. Throughout advanced MRU Level 4 courses, you will learn about Medicare coordination of benefits and how to screen Medicare beneficiaries for low-income assistance programs.
This level offers students more familiar with Medicare the information and skills needed to assist Medicare beneficiaries in appealing denials of coverage and navigating issues related to Medicare premium penalties. Throughout advanced MRU Level 3 courses, you will learn more about the different types of Medicare appeals and the steps necessary to successfully navigate the appeals process.