Medicare appeals issues, claims, problems, etc.

 Filing an appeal with Medicare

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Medicare and You 2019 #10050
Everything you want to know 
Don't like computers?
Prefer a printed version be mailed to you?

Medicare and You 2019 - Everything you want to know


Medicare Complaint Form on Medicare.Gov

How to file a complaint – Medicare.Gov 

Medicare Appeals Publication # 11525 60 pages

Medicare Rights & Protections  Publication 11534

File complaint against Medicare itself?  

Medicare Contact Info  *  More  *  Forms  * 

HICAP CA  * Rest of USA

HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) provides free, confidential one-on-one counseling, education, and assistance to individuals and their families on Medicare, Long-Term Care insurance, other health insurance related issues, and planning ahead for Long-Term Care needs. HICAP also provides legal assistance or legal referrals in dealing with Medicare or Long-Term Care insurance related issues.

HICAP counselors are trained in Medi-Cal and Medicare and can help you understand the complex insurance options to find the best fit for you. You can also learn about Medicare or Medi-Cal by attending community presentations or conferences conducted by HICAP counselors.

***Sure they might be of help, but how much training and experience do licensed agents have.  Look at all the information on this site!

Rights & Protections for

Everyone with Medicare

Original Medicare

Medicare Advantage Plan or Other Medicare Health Plan

Prescription Drug Plan

The Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman

Sample Evidence of Coverage

See our general section on Appeals & Grievances

Question FAQs / Ask Us a Question

With all your experience, is there any effective [grievance] agency for me to go to with the HMO Medicare advantage plan [UHC – AARP] I have? One of UCLA, Endocrinologists made a huge medication error, from which I am very ill.  UCLA has denied me a second opinion or a higher level of care.


***One of the very best places to view your rights and procedures for claim problems, appeals, grievances is in the full EOC – Evidence of Coverage  that you have a right to view before purchasing or when you get it in the enrollment paperwork or shortly thereafter.  Get your  EOC go to Table of Contents – Then look for Appeals, claims procedures, etc. and of course the explanation of benefits and if your issue is actually covered.

Click here to read more of Patty’s situation, she has certainly been there, done that and got the T Shirt.

Sibling & Child Pages

Our general section on Appeals & Grievances

Medicare Appeals # 11525

This official government booklet has important information about:
■ How to file an appeal if you have Original Medicare
■ How to file an appeal if you have a Medicare Advantage Plan or other Medicare health plan
■ How to file an appeal if you have Medicare prescription drug coverage
■ Where to get help with your questions

Medicare Claim Processing Manual

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