The Medicare Rights Center, the largest and most reliable independent source of Medicare information and assistance in the United States, works tirelessly to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through its counseling, advocacy, and educational programs.
To assist the modern workforce, Medicare Rights also partners with OpenSesame to make its comprehensive online Medicare curriculum, Medicare Interactive Pro (MI Pro), accessible directly through OpenSesame’s website. MI Pro empowers professionals to better help their clients, patients, employees, retirees, and others navigate a multitude of Medicare questions.
It can be difficult to navigate the complex world of health insurance, and MI Pro provides interactive tools to help anyone learn about the ins and outs of the Medicare program. Building on Medicare Rights’ 28 years of health care counseling and educational expertise, MI Pro offers a four-level Core Curriculum, with four to five courses in each level. Among the topics included are: “Medicare Basics,” “Medicare Appeals and Penalties,” and “Medicare and Other Insurance and Assistance Programs.”
“With 10,000 baby boomers in America turning 65 every day, the need for more professionals to become Medicare knowledge is critical,” said Joe Baker, president of the Medicare Rights Center, the nation’s largest and most reliable independent source of Medicare information and assistance. “MI Pro is suited to the needs of professionals from diverse fields – including human resources, financial advising, health care, and social work – to educate themselves, train their colleagues, and help their clients navigate the many nuances of Medicare.”
MI Pro is an essential resource for anyone looking to delve deeper into Medicare, providing exclusive, in-depth Medicare content, interactive features and quizzes, and the ability to keep track of where you left off within each course and complete coursework at your own pace. Structured so that each course level builds on the information learned in previous levels, MI Pro takes its users on a guided learning experience, helping them understand the complexities of Medicare and empowering them with tools to assist others.
To learn more about Medicare Rights Center courses, view this link here.
About the Author
Joe Baker has served as President of the Medicare Rights Center since June 2009. Mr. Baker is a member of The National Quality Forum’s Dual Eligible Beneficiaries Workgroup and recently completed two terms as a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Board on Health Care Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education. Previously, he was the deputy secretary for health and human services in New York State under Governor David A. Paterson, where he was instrumental in developing Medicaid reforms and a proposal to extend health coverage to younger New Yorkers. Mr. Baker served as assistant deputy secretary for health and human services under Governor Eliot Spitzer, after having directed the Health Care Bureau under Spitzer when he was attorney general of New York. Mr. Baker was executive vice president of Medicare Rights from 1994 to 2001, and prior to that was associate director of legal services for GMHC.