Donate to California Health Advocates
On Tuesday, December 1, we at California Health Advocates are participating #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving back!
Why are we participating? Because giving does good. Not only do people receiving a gift feel good, but the giver is filled with happiness and a fulfilling sense of doing something good!
This act of giving has a ripple effect and can easily spread smiles and good feelings far and wide, causing a cascade of good things! And, in the stresses of life, including the pandemic, political strife, rising health insurance costs and uncertainty, spreading good is as important as ever and an essential way to give back to our families and communities!
We invite you to join us and donate to CHA during this year’s #Giving Tuesday event!
Your gift, which will be doubled through our matching grant, will help us ensure California beneficiaries, their families and caregivers are fully informed and empowered in their health care rights and accessing the care they need.
CHA provides quality Medicare and related health care coverage information, education and policy advocacy.
You can make a donation online below, or if you’d like to mail in a check, please send it to:
California Health Advocates
5380 Elvas Ave., Ste 221
Sacramento, CA 95819
You can also donate funds by creating a fundraiser (such as a birthday fundraiser) on Facebook for California Health Advocates :-). It’s easy and is a great way to support our work and mission. To do it, just go to: https://www.facebook.com/fund/cahealthadvocates/. Facebook will walk you through the simple steps to set it up. Thank you in advance for thinking of us and for your generosity!
“In January, my doctor sent a claim to Medicare for a walking boot which I needed for a medical condition. Medicare denied the claim even though the boot was a covered item. Since the doctor was not paid, he insisted that I pay $284.85 out of pocket, which I paid, however I was sure this was not a fair practice.
I brought my case to the California Senior Medicare Patrol and Sandy Morales, Complex Case Manager, worked on the issue for several months. She was an intermediary between Medicare and my doctor and after several conversations, she was able to convince the doctor to re-submit the claim for the boot, along with the appropriate documentation indicating medical necessity.
Bottom line: in September, Medicare paid the doctor for the valid claim and the doctor reimbursed me for the full $284.85.
Thank you Sandy and Senior Medicare Patrol for being such a strong advocate for a grateful Medicare beneficiary.”