When you start Medicare research, you’ll likely come across many unfamiliar terms and acronyms that can make the process frustrating. We’ve created a helpful glossary of terms (located here) to help remove some of the confusion. One acronym you’ve likely already come across a lot is “CMS”.
CMS stands for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This is an official agency of the United States government, and it oversees the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This is the group responsible for ensuring that people like you get the coverage they deserve at low prices.
History of Medicare
As stated on the official CMS website:
“On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the bill that led to Medicare and Medicaid. The original Medicare program included Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance). Today these 2 parts are called “Original Medicare.” Over the years, Congress has made changes to Medicare.
For example, in 1972, Medicare was expanded to cover the disabled, people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring dialysis or kidney transplant, and people 65 or older that select Medicare coverage… more benefits, like prescription drug coverage, have been offered.”
Medicare is an extremely confusing topic. CMS offers many resources to help Medicare beneficiaries better understand the program. However, many people still find these resources to be confusing.
United Medicare Advisors was created to take the confusion out of Medicare. We are constantly innovating and creating new Medicare resources (like short articles and longer ebooks) to ensure you get the answers you need without the complicated jargon. And for the more complex answers, we employ Licensed Insurance Agents to provide one-on-one guidance for all Medicare shoppers.
Through the power of personalized, comparison shopping, our Licensed Insurance Agents provide up-to-the-minute information on the best rates available. And because we are not committed to any single carrier, our clients are free to choose a plan without pressure so they feel more confident in their policy decisions. Call us at (855) 665-9200 to get in touch with one of our agents.