Medicare Billings, Claims and Appeals

  • Got Medicare Complaints? Here’s Your Guide!

    By on June 5, 2007

    With so many entities and contractors involved in the Medicare program, where do you start when you have a complaint to make? Who is the most effective contractor to contact? This is a common question among beneficiaries, family members and advocates alike. And it is an important question. Every Medicare beneficiary has the right...

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  • Medicare Beneficiary Complaint Chart

    By on June 3, 2007

    You may find this a useful guide to dealing with Medicare beneficiary complaints. Remember, you can also send a copy of your complaints to your California Assembly Member and Senator. Visit ww.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html to identify the Assembly Member and Senator for your district. Download a printable PDF of this chart Physicians Contact Lumetra, CA’s Quality...

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  • Pharmacies Play Important Role in Beneficiaries’ Access to Part D Appeals

    By on August 3, 2006

    Despite advocates’ efforts to educate beneficiaries and providers on the Part D appeals process, many people are still either unaware of these important appeal rights, or do not know how to access them. A main reason for this lack of knowledge is the absence of notification given to beneficiaries when they find out that...

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  • Are People Missing the Boat? Navigating Medicare Part D Appeals

    By on June 3, 2006

    As the May 15th deadline for enrolling into Medicare Part D has passed, millions of Medicare beneficiaries across the country are attempting to access their drugs through their Part D plan. As discussed in last edition’s article, ‘How Are People with Medicare and Medi-Cal Fairing Under Medicare Part D,’ accessing one’s prescription drugs can...

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