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Organization TypeDescription
1-800-MEDICARE General Medicare information, ordering Medicare booklets, and information about health plans.
A/B MAC -- A/B Medicare Administrative Contractor Part A and B bills and services, hospital care, skilled nursing care, and fraud.
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Finding out if urgent care centers and ambulatory surgical centers are accredited or not.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Ordering brochures on "Choosing a Hospital, Choosing Treatments and Choosing a Hospital."
American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities Finding out if an ambulatory surgical center is accredited or not.
American Association of Kidney Patients Educational materials for people with kidney disease.
American Board of Medical Specialties Finding out if a doctor is board certified.
American Cancer Society Finding information on cancer.
American Heart Association Finding information on heart disease.
American Hospital Association Finding a voluntary list of patients' rights in a hospital.
American Kidney Fund Financial assistance and educational materials for people with kidney disease.
American Self-Help Clearinghouse Finding specific health support groups in your area.
Carrier Part B bills and services.
Center for Health Dispute Resolution (CHDR) Requesting external reviews of Medicare managed care denials.
CHIP -- Children's Health Insurance Program Health insurance programs to children whose families earn too much to be eligible for Medicaid, but not enough to purchase private insurance.
CHIP -- Insure Kids Now Children's Health Insurance Program
CMS RO - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Regional Office Information on local seminars and health fairs on Medicare health plan choices, or to report a complaint directly to CMS.
College of American Pathologists Finding out if the lab where your blood tests are sent is accredited or not.
Department of Defense Whether I qualify for military retiree health care benefits.
Department of Veterans Affairs VA medical benefits.
DME MAC -- Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractor Bills for durable medical equipment and a list of approved suppliers of this equipment.
DME PSC -- Durable Medical Equipment Program Safeguard Contractors Bills for durable medical equipment and a list of approved suppliers of this equipment.
Eldercare Location Finding necessary and convenient services that serve the elderly in their community.
ESRD -- End-Stage Renal Disease Networks Where to submit a complaint about the quality of care I received from my kidney dialysis facility.
ESRD State Survey Agency Complaints about the quality of care in dialysis facilities.
Federal Black Lung Program Finding out where my doctor should send the bills for the diagnosis and treatment of my black lung disease.
Fiscal Intermediary Part A bills and services, hospital care, skilled nursing care, and fraud.
Home Health Agency Home Health Care which is skilled nursing care and certain other health care services that you get in your home for the treatment of an illness or injury.
HUD -- U.S. Department of Housing Information and services about homes and communities for citizens and for HUD's current and potential home buyers.
Internal Revenue Service Obtaining materials/forms for income tax filing and how Medicare Savings Accounts can affect my income taxes.
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Finding out if your health care organization is accredited or not.
Medicaid - Report Fraud Report Medicaid fraud and abuse.
Medicare Coordination of Benefits Contractor Medicare Secondary Payer, and who pays first.
National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service Information on cancer treatments, clinical trails, alternative medicine, coping with side effects, and other cancer related information.
National Institute on Aging Information Center Discussing health concerns, medicines, and other issues important to older people.
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Educational materials for people with kidney disease.
National Kidney Foundation, Inc. Support groups and educational materials for people with kidney disease.
Nursing Home State Survey Agency Where to submit a complaint about the quality of life or quality of care inside a nursing home.
Office for Civil Rights Submitting a complaint about discrimination.
Office of Personnel Management Claims and other issues for retired federal employees and their dependents/survivors.
OIG (DHHS) -- Office of the Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) Reporting fraud.
Ombudsman Obtaining information on nursing homes or resolving problems between nursing homes and residents or their families.
Partners Which organizations and agencies that have a common interest in improving the lives of those who receive benefits from CMS and working together to achieve this goal.
Prescription Drug Information Gives information about how to save money on prescriptions through pharmacies, insurance, community agencies, and assistance programs from drug manufacturers. Pharmacists also counsel patients about the right way to take medications.
Primary Care Association Finding a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) closest to me to help me lower my health care costs. FQHCs include community health centers, tribal health clinics, migrant health services, and health centers for the homeless.
QIO -- Quality Improvement Organization (formerly PRO - Peer Review Organization) Complaints about quality of care, and filing an appeal or complaint.
RHHI -- Regional Home Health Intermediary Home health, hospice care, and fraud.
RRB -- Railroad Retirement Board (For Railroad Retirement beneficiaries only) - RRB benefits, lost RRB Medicare card, address change, and enrolling in Medicare.
RRB Carrier - Railroad Retirement Board Carrier (For Railroad Retirement beneficiaries only) - Part B bills and services.
SHIP -- State Health Insurance Assistance Program Personalized health insurance counseling
SSA -- Social Security Administration Changing my address, Medicare Part A or Part B, lost Medicare card, and Social Security benefits.
State Department of Insurance Medigap Policies
State Health Departments Health based programs and services.
State Hospice Organization To find a hospice program in my area.
State Medical Assistance Office Medicaid program