Medicare Advantage: Overview of the Medicare Program

This course provides an overview of the Medicare Program including what it is, how it is implemented, and how government regulations influence it. This course also describes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is the agency responsible for developing and implementing Medicare policy. Topics in this course include: Medicare Population, Role of the Federal Government, CMS Structure and Function, Medicare Categories and Options, Medicare Advantage Plan, Payment Process, and Fraud and Abuse. After completing this course, learners will be able to recognize the Medicare coverage options and their eligibility requirements, the role of the Federal government in regulating Medicare, and the penalties for violating healthcare fraud and abuse laws. 

After this course learners will be able to recognize the purpose of medicare. identify the primary medicare coverage options and their requirements. recognize the role of the federal government in regulating medicare. identify cms’ structure and its influence on medicare. recognize the federal healthcare fraud and abuse laws.