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The Make Medicare Work Coalition (MMW) is a collaboration to promote access to affordable health care options in Illinois. MMW is led by AgeOptions, Health & Disability Advocates, and Progress Center for Independent Living. We provide materials, training, and technical assistance to professionals serving older adults and people with disabilities to enable them to help their clients access health care and prescription drug services and supports. MMW was created through generous support by the Michael Reese Health Trust, the Retirement Research Foundation, and the Chicago Community Trust.

Please see below for materials shared at our MMW In-Person Meetings

2017 MMW Meeting Materials

MMW In-Person Meeting - October 27, 2017

Meeting Agenda

Implementation of Illinois’ Integrated Eligibility System (IES) Phase 2



Medicare Supplement Insurance Updates

New Medicare Cards

SMP New Medicare Cards flyer

New Medicare Cards flyer from CMS

Understanding the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) flyer from CMS

Medicare Updates

LIS Resources


2016 MMW Meeting Materials

MMW In-Person Meeting - September 26, 2016

Meeting Agenda

Medicare & Health Insurance Marketplace Presentation Slides

Panel of Experts: Ensuring Accessibility for All Services:

     Deaf & Hard of Hearing Presentation Slides

      Mental Health Center Directory

     Employing Persons with the CRSS Credential-Brochure

      Illinois Department of Human Services/Divison of Mental Health Handbook

      Region One Central Agency List

     Shut Up, Shot Down by Larry Biondi

    Tips & Resources

     What did you say?

Medicare Supplement Insurance Presentation Slides

MMW Advocacy Updates

Medicare Updates:

    Medicare Updates Presentation Slides

    CMS Chart of Mailings for 2016/2017

MMW Advocacy Summit - April 11, 2016

Meeting Agenda

MMW Introduction Slides

Advocacy Summit Policy Overview

Update from the Department of Healthcare & Family Services -

Medicare Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) Implementation presentation slides

Update on the Balancing Incentive Program and Universal Assessment Tool presentation slides

Working with Managed Care Organizations During the Rollout of Managed Long Term Services and Supports

MMW MLTSS Fact Sheet

IlliniCare MLTSS presentation slides

Medicare and Medicaid Advocacy Update

New Observation Status Rules-presentation slides

          Observation Status Fact Sheet