VTR Learning has partnered with one of the largest Medicare education and information nonprofit organizations, The Medicare Rights Center, in an effort to help make valuable resources available for business professionals who otherwise might not have ready access to succinct, informational Medicare materials. At the heart of this partnership, VTR Learning has been given the opportunity to offer four premium Medicare courses, ranging from basic information to in-depth education necessary to talk about Medicare issues and topics appropriately in a professional, workplace environment. These courses are perfect for busy human resource managers who need a crash-course in Medicare education to help them stay knowledgeable on the topic to best help the aging members of their workforce, or for an employee who is set to retire soon and simply wants to know what options are available to them for healthcare following their exit from the workplace. No matter the situation, individuals on all levels of the corporate ladder can benefit from the material and information provided in these four courses.
Keep Up with Medicare Coverage Rules with These 4 Courses
Online Medicare Courses
1. Medicare Basics
This introductory course to the world of Medicare lays a foundation upon which a robust, healthy discussion of the topic can be built, touching on issues like common health insurance terms, Medicare eligibility requirements and other fundamental components of the program. Included in the course are twenty-four different fact sheets, which can all be downloaded and stored on most devices for easy access to information apart from the course itself. Medicare Basics is pre-approved for continuing professional education credit through three organizations: SHRM, HRCI and NASBA. Respectively, it is worth 6 PDCs, 5.5 CEUs and 5.5 CPEs for completion. Members of SHRM and HRCI can purchase the course for $69, and licensed CPAs can for $79.
The Medicare Basics details page has more information for members of SHRM and HRCI.
Members of AICPA can access the course page.
2. Medicare Options & Coverage Rules
The second course in the suite is Medicare Options & Coverage Rules, which is an interactive course designed to expand on the basic knowledge provided in the first-level course, Medicare Basics. This secondary Medicare course elaborates on the coverage rules for Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, while instilling a deeper knowledge of enrollment periods, the difference between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage and a host of other important issues related to the various Medicare options. This course includes 35 supplemental fact sheets which can be downloaded for quick access on most smart devices or computers in addition to the actual course content. Pre-approved by SHRM, HRCI and NASBA, Medicare Options & Coverage Rules is worth 8 PDCs, 8 CEUs and 8 CPEs across the board. Members of SHRM and HRCI can pick up the course for $69, and AICPA members can get it for $79.
Members of SHRM or HRCI can access this course details page for more information on Medicare Options & Coverage Rules.
Further information can be found on the course information page for CPAs.
3. Appeals and Penalties
The penultimate entry in the list of Medicare courses for business professionals is the third-level option, Medicare: Appeals & Penalties, which assumes at least a basic familiarity with the topics and issues associated with Medicare. This course equips individuals with the knowledge needed to assist various Medicare beneficiaries in making appeals should the program deny coverage for a particular need. Furthermore, learners will be given an overview of navigating Medicare premiums and penalties, with a trove of 21 supplemental fact sheets which can be downloaded and stored for offline access to helpful information. As with the previous two courses in the suite, Medicare: Appeals & Penalties is accredited with SHRM, HRCI and NASBA. Respective to the organizations mentioned, learners can earn 7.5 PDCs, 7 CEUs or 7.5 CPEs for successful completion of the course. HR professionals can purchase the course for $69, and members of AICPA can find it for $79.
For more information on Medicare: Appeals & Penalties, members of HRCI and SHRM can view the corresponding details page.
CPAs can find helpful course information on the details page.
4. Other Insurance and Assistance Programs
The last of the four Medicare courses offered by VTR Learning is Medicare: Other Insurance and Assistance Programs. This course, which is worth 6 PDCs, CEUs and CPEs across-the-board, deals with in-depth information related to Medicare issues in the workplace, including how other types of health insurance interact with Medicare, understanding and navigating low-income assistance programs and how to screen Medicare beneficiaries for those programs. Furthermore, learners will gain an understanding of coordination and benefits. This capstone course contains eighteen downloadable supplemental documents for easy access on most devices, and costs $69 for members of SHRM and HRCI and $79 for CPAs.
More information can is available on the course’s shop page for members of HRCI and SHRM.
AICPA members can find further information on Medicare: Other Insurance and Assistance Programs on the details page.
Browse All Online Medicare Courses
For the best overall experience, learners who are new to the topic of Medicare should start with Medicare Basics and work up from there. It should be noted that each course can be taken and purchased as a standalone option. All of VTR Learning’s online Medicare courses can be found in the shop.
Article written by Braden Norwood