CMS Survey Data Illustrates Impact of COVID-19 on Medicare Beneficiaries’ Daily Life and Experiences

On Friday, October 16, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released data showing that 21 percent of Medicare beneficiaries report forgoing non-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) care due to the pandemic, and nearly all – 98 percent – of beneficiaries have taken preventative measures to keep themselves safe from the virus. According to the…

Medicare Beneficiary Survey Shows Most Are Pleased with Care, in Good Health

The 2017 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), released earlier this month by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), reveals that most beneficiaries are pleased with their care, in reasonably good health, and have little or no difficulty accessing health care. The preliminary estimates from the 2017 MCBS survey find that 77 percent of…