MEDICARE.GOV: HCFA Unveils Revamped Web Site
HCFA recently announced improvements to its Medicare Web site that now "includes more features and information tailored to meet the needs of the growing number of older online users," the Billings Gazette reports. The site's new design now offers:
- medicare information that is easier to find, read and print, including descriptions of health plans;
- statistics on the number of plan members who have disenrolled from Medicare+Choice plans, which are updated annually;
- staffing information for nursing homes nationwide, including the number of registered nurses, licensed practical and vocational nurses and certified nursing assistants in each facility;
- an improved screen reader for the visually impaired who can "hear" the words on the screen.