Medicare Beneficiary Benefits Change in 2011

December 27, 2010

CMS is working to implement several important new provisions for Medicare beneficiaries made possible by the Affordable Care Act - the health reform law. 


In 2011:

  • Beneficiaries who reach the prescription drug coverage gap, known as the donut hole, will receive a 50-percent discount when buying Part D-covered brand-name prescription drugs.
  • Virtually all Medicare beneficiaries are eligible to receive many free preventive care services and a free annual wellness visit.


These provisions will improve care for Medicare beneficiaries and we encourage you to share this information with your patients.  More information on these Affordable Care Act provisions can be found at and at; also contains a timeline and other key information about the new law and a highly praised insurance finder for coverage options in public and private insurance programs, which family members and friends of Medicare beneficiaries may find useful.


One of our strengths at MedFocus is helping clients stay current and compliant with the many changes in medical coding, medical billing and revenue cycle management today.

Contact us to find out more about how we can help you run your practice more easily and maximize your financial success.

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