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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!
I would like to express my gratitude to California Health Advocates (CHA), Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), for always being responsive to our requests for assistance. They are miracle workers when it comes to eliminating barriers to access to Medicare benefits.
I have a confusing situation and Bonnie Burns was very clear about what steps I need to take with Medicare should my status of being furloughed turn into one of being laid off. (I currently have group health insurance with a large organization.)
During these coronavirus times, there are so many uncertainties and Bonnie was most informative on this subject, so I am grateful.
I am writing this letter because I have been struggling with my aging parents health care. Trying to navigate through Medicare , Medical, and secondary insurances , has been the most difficult thing to deal with. Frankly, it is overwhelming and confusing. In trying to do what’s best for my parents health care I made bad decisions and mistakes. I was given the number to HICAP/PASSAGES and was blessed to speak with Tatiana Fassieux. Her expertise , knowledge and Ability to explain to me what to do was an incredible, emotional relief.
HICAP/PASSAGES Organization provides a necessary service. Tatiana Fassieux and Sandy Morales of California Health Advocates/SMP, their ability to navigate through Medicare and help our elderly population is a necessity. I do not know how to emphasize how important this organization is. I was also provided with valuable resource numbers to further help me care for my elderly parents.
HICAP/PASSAGES Organization, Tatiana Fassieux and Sandy Morales of California Health Advocates/SMP have made my parents whole and I am forever grateful.
“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.”