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 MI Pro 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.
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NEW CFP® practitioners can learn the fundamentals of Medicare and earn continuing education hours. Visit cfp.medicareinteractive.org to find out more about these two programs: Medicare Intensive for Financial Planners (17 CE hours) and Medicare Overview for Financial Planners (5 CE hours).
NEW Social workers in many states can learn the fundamentals of Medicare and earn continuing education hours. Visit socialworkers.medicareinteractive.org to learn more about the Medicare Intensive for Social Workers (14 CE hours).
This course provides an overview of Medicare Fall Open Enrollment, the time of year during which people with Medicare can make changes to their existing Medicare coverage. In this course, you will gain a better understanding of Medicare Fall Open Enrollment, learn about the important changes people with Medicare can make during this time, and find out how to most effectively take action to meet your health care needs.
This course provides important information on Medicare coverage of Durable Medical Equipment, or DME. In this course, you will become familiar with the definition of DME, according to Medicare rules. You will also learn Medicare coverage requirements that individuals must follow in order for Medicare to pay for DME they need. Additionally, you will learn about coverage rules for renting, buying, fixing, and replacing DME. Finally, the course will introduce you to the differences between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage coverage of DME.
This course provides information on Medicare for individuals with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). ESRD Medicare has different rules than Medicare due to age or disability, and this course highlights those distinctions. In this course, you will learn about the eligibility, enrollment, and coverage rules for ESRD Medicare. The course also details the 30-month coordination period for ESRD Medicare beneficiaries. During this 30-month coordination period, there are specific rules regarding coordination of benefits for individuals with ESRD Medicare and employer coverage. Additionally, you will learn about coverage of ESRD treatments and immunosuppressant drugs. Finally, the course explores how Medicare Advantage plans, Part D plans, Medigap policies, and Health Insurance Marketplace plans work for individuals with ESRD Medicare.