The Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers (MIPPA) program provides grants to states and tribes to help older adults, individuals with disabilities, and their caregivers apply for special assistance through Medicare. MIPPA provides valuable support at the state and community levels for organizations involved in reaching and providing assistance to people who may be eligible for the Low-Income Subsidy program (LIS), Medicare Savings Program (MSP), and the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program. This initiative includes special efforts to target rural areas and Native American elders.
How It Works
AoA coordinates outreach between CMS and the Aging Network to ensure that Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers and partners have materials and resources to help them assist Medicare Beneficiaries and their caregivers. To find resources and materials, visit www.cms.gov/Partnerships.
Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and resources, and those who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, may qualify for extra help paying their Part D premium through the low-income subsidy (LIS), provided by Medicare. The following link includes an Outreach Toolkit providing LIS data in both interactive maps and sortable spreadsheets: www.cms.hhs.gov/limitedincomeandresources/. To assist beneficiaries in applying for LIS online, go to www.socialsecurity.gov/i1020.
Partners, beneficiaries, and their caregivers can review Medicare prescription drug plan and health plan information online through the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder and Medicare Options Compare at www.medicare.gov.