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New CMS App Helps Medicare Beneficiaries Understand Coverage

Posted in Medicare and Medicaid

On January 28, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new Medicare information mobile app called “What’s Covered.” The new “What’s Covered” app lets people with original Medicare, caregivers and others quickly see whether Medicare covers a specific medical item or service. The application includes Medicare Part A (hospital and other institutional services) and Part B (physician services).  “eMedicare is one of several initiatives focused on modernizing Medicare and empowering patients with information they need to get the best value from their Medicare coverage,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. Access to such coverage information may also help health care providers answer their patients’ questions on Medicare coverage of recommended care. The app is available in Google Play at:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.medicare.coverage, and is available in the Apple App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/whats-covered/id1444143600?mt=8.

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