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Row numberState AbbrevationStateTopic NameQuestionOrganization NameAgency NameLocal PhoneLocal Phone ExtensionLocal Phone NotesLocal TDDLocal TDD ExtensionTollfree PhoneTollfree ExtensionTollfree Instate?Tollfree Phone NotesTollfree TDDTollfree TDD ExtensionSpanish PhoneSpanish Phone ExtensionWeb Address
201WAWashingtonComplaints about my care or servicesFinding out if urgent care centers and ambulatory surgical centers are accredited or not.Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health CareAccreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care(847) 853-6060falsehttp://www.aaahc.org
202WAWashingtonComplaints about my care or servicesFinding out if a doctor is board certified.American Board of Medical SpecialtiesAmerican Board of Medical Specialties(312) 436-2600(866) 275-2267falsehttp://www.abms.org
203WAWashingtonOther insurance programsVA medical benefits.Department of Veterans AffairsDepartment of Veterans Affairs(800) 827-1000falsehttp://www.va.gov
204WAWashingtonComplaints about my care or servicesHome 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.Home Health AgencyComplaint Resolution Unit of Washington(360) 493-2637(800) 562-6078falsehttp://www.adsa.dshs.wa.gov
205WAWashingtonGeneral health & health conditionsObtaining materials/forms for income tax filing and how Medicare Savings Accounts can affect my income taxes.Internal Revenue ServiceInternal Revenue Service(800) 829-1040falsehttp://www.irs.gov
206VTVermontComplaints about my care or servicesFinding out if your health care organization is accredited or not.Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)(630) 792-5800falsehttp://www.jointcommission.org
207VTVermontHelp with my Medicare options & issuesInformation on local seminars and health fairs on Medicare health plan choices, or to report a complaint directly to CMS.CMS RO - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Regional OfficeCMS, Boston Regional Office(617) 565-1232falsehttp://www.cms.gov
208VTVermontClaims & billing(For Railroad Retirement beneficiaries only) - Part B bills and services.RRB Carrier - Railroad Retirement Board CarrierNoridian(877) 288-7600(888) 355-9165falsehttp://www.palmettogba.com/medicare
209VTVermontComplaints about my care or servicesComplaints about the quality of care in dialysis facilities.ESRD State Survey AgencyDepartment of Aging and Independent living(802) 871-3065(802) 241-3557falsehttp://www.dail.vermont.gov
210VTVermontComplaints about my care or servicesFinding a voluntary list of patients' rights in a hospital.American Hospital AssociationAmerican Hospital Association(312) 422-3000(800) 424-4301falsehttp://www.aha.org
211VTVermontClaims & billingReporting fraud.OIG (DHHS) -- Office of the Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services)Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Inspector General(202) 619-1343(800) 447-8477falsehttp://www.oig.hhs.gov
212VTVermontHealth care facilities & services in your areaFinding necessary and convenient services that serve the elderly in their community.Eldercare LocationDC longterm care Ombudsman program(202) 293-9650(800) 677-1116falsehttp://www.eldercare.gov
213VTVermontOther insurance programsClaims and other issues for retired federal employees and their dependents/survivors.Office of Personnel ManagementOffice of Personnel Management(202) 606-1800(202) 606-2532(888) 767-6738falsehttp://www.opm.gov\retire
214VTVermontComplaints about my care or servicesFinding out if a doctor is board certified.American Board of Medical SpecialtiesAmerican Board of Medical Specialties(312) 436-2600(866) 275-2267falsehttp://www.abms.org
215VTVermontComplaints about my care or servicesFinding out if the lab where your blood tests are sent is accredited or not.College of American PathologistsCollege of American Pathologists(847) 832-7000(800) 323-4040falsehttp://www.cap.org
216VTVermontOther insurance programsMedicaid programState Medical Assistance OfficeAgency of Human Services of Vermont(802) 871-3009(800) 250-8427falseUses the 711 Relay for TTY local and Toll Freehttp://humanservices.vermont.gov/
217VTVermontClaims & billingHome health, hospice care, and fraud.RHHI -- Regional Home Health IntermediaryAssociated Hospital Services(800) 633-4227false1-800-MEDICARE
218VTVermontGeneral health & health conditionsFinding information on heart disease.American Heart AssociationAmerican Heart Association(214) 570-2000(800) 242-8721falsehttp://www.americanheart.org/
219VTVermontComplaints about my care or servicesObtaining information on nursing homes or resolving problems between nursing homes and residents or their families.OmbudsmanVermont Long Term Care Ombudsman Project(802) 863-5620(800) 889-2047falsehttp://www.vtlawhelp.org
220VTVermontComplaints about my care or servicesRequesting external reviews of Medicare managed care denials.Center for Health Dispute Resolution (CHDR)MAXIMUS Center for Health Dispute Resolution (CHDR)(585) 425-5210falsehttp://www.medicareappeal.com
221VTVermontComplaints about my care or servicesComplaints about quality of care, and filing an appeal or complaint.QIO -- Quality Improvement Organization (formerly PRO - Peer Review Organization)Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation(603) 749-1641(800) 772-0151falsehttp://www.nhcqf.org
222VTVermontGeneral health & health conditionsObtaining materials/forms for income tax filing and how Medicare Savings Accounts can affect my income taxes.Internal Revenue ServiceInternal Revenue Service(800) 829-1040falsehttp://www.irs.gov
223VTVermontComplaints about my care or servicesWhere to submit a complaint about the quality of care I received from my kidney dialysis facility.ESRD -- End-Stage Renal Disease NetworksESRD Network of New England - Network 1(203) 387-9332(866) 286-3773falsehttp://www.networkofnewengland.org
224VTVermontOther insurance programsInformation and services about homes and communities for citizens and for HUD's current and potential home buyers.HUD -- U.S. Department of HousingU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)(202) 708-1112(202) 708-1455(800) 569-4287falsehttp://www.hud.gov
225VTVermontComplaints about my care or servicesFinding out if an ambulatory surgical center is accredited or not.American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical FacilitiesAmerican Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities(847) 775-1970(888) 545-5222falsehttp://www.AAAASF.org
226VTVermontHelp with my Medicare options & issuesGeneral Medicare information, ordering Medicare booklets, and information about health plans.1-800-MEDICARE1-800-MEDICARE(800) 633-4227false
227VTVermontGeneral health & health conditionsOrdering brochures on "Choosing a Hospital, Choosing Treatments and Choosing a Hospital." Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)(800) 358-9295falsehttp://www.ahrq.gov
228VTVermontComplaints about my care or servicesFinding out if urgent care centers and ambulatory surgical centers are accredited or not.Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health CareAccreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care(847) 853-6060falsehttp://www.aaahc.org
229VTVermontClaims & billingBills for durable medical equipment and a list of approved suppliers of this equipment.DME MAC -- Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative ContractorNational Heritage Insurance Company(800) 633-4227falseJurisdiction Ahttp://www.medicarenhic.com
230VTVermontGeneral health & health conditionsFinding information on cancer.American Cancer SocietyAmerican Cancer Society(800) 227-2345falsehttp://www.cancer.org
231VTVermontHealth care facilities & services in your areaFinding specific health support groups in your area.American Self-Help ClearinghouseAmerican Self-Help Clearinghouse(973) 989-1122(800) 367-6274truehttp://www.selfhelpgroups.org
232VTVermontClaims & billingPart B bills and services.CarrierNational Heritage Insurance Company(800) 633-4227falsehttp://www.medicarenhic.com/
233VTVermontOther insurance programsWhether I qualify for military retiree health care benefits.Department of DefenseDepartment of Defense(703) 571-3343falsehttp://www.defense.gov
234VTVermontGeneral health & health conditionsEducational materials for people with kidney disease.American Association of Kidney PatientsAmerican Association of Kidney Patients(813) 636-8100(800) 749-2257falsehttp://www.aakp.org
235VTVermontClaims & billingMedicare Secondary Payer, and who pays first.Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center (BCRC)Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center (BCRC)(855) 797-2627(855) 798-2627false
236VTVermontOther insurance programsVA medical benefits.Department of Veterans AffairsDepartment of Veterans Affairs(800) 827-1000falsehttp://www.va.gov
237VTVermontGeneral health & health conditionsSupport groups and educational materials for people with kidney disease.National Kidney Foundation, Inc.National Kidney Foundation, Inc.(212) 889-2210(800) 622-9010falsehttp://www.kidney.org
238VTVermontComplaints about my care or servicesReport Medicaid fraud and abuse.Medicaid - Report FraudAgency of Human Services(802) 879-5900falsehttp://ovha.vermont.gov/forproviders/programintegrityreportingsuspectedfraudwasteandabuse
239VTVermontHealth care facilities & services in your areaTo find a hospice program in my area.State Hospice OrganizationHospice and Palliative Care Council of Vermont(802) 229-0579falsehttp://www.hpccv.org
240VTVermontOther insurance programsFinding out where my doctor should send the bills for the diagnosis and treatment of my black lung disease.Federal Black Lung ProgramFederal Black Lung Program(800) 638-7072falsehttp://owcp.dol.acs-inc.com
241VTVermontOther insurance programsChildren's Health Insurance ProgramCHIP -- Insure Kids NowChildren's Health Insurance Program(877) 543-7669truehttp://www.insurekidsnow.gov
242VTVermontComplaints about my care or servicesWhere to submit a complaint about the quality of life or quality of care inside a nursing home.Nursing Home State Survey AgencyDepartment of Aging and Independent living(802) 871-3317(800) 564-1612falsehttp://www.dlp.vermont.gov
243VTVermontGeneral health & health conditionsDiscussing health concerns, medicines, and other issues important to older people.National Institute on Aging Information CenterNational Institute on Aging Information Center(800) 222-2225falsehttp://www.nia.nih.gov
244VTVermontOther insurance programsHealth based programs and services.State Health DepartmentsVermont Department of Health(802) 863-7200TTY Phone: 711(800) 464-4343truehttp://www.healthvermont.gov
245VTVermontHealth care facilities & services in your areaFinding 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.Primary Care AssociationBi-State Primary Care Association(802) 229-0002falsehttp://www.bistatepca.org/
246VTVermontHealth care facilities & services in your areaHealth insurance programs to children whose families earn too much to be eligible for Medicaid, but not enough to purchase private insurance.CHIP -- Children's Health Insurance ProgramDr. Dynasaur(800) 250-8427falsehttp://www.greenmountaincare.org
247VTVermontGeneral health & health conditionsEducational materials for people with kidney disease.National Kidney and Urologic Diseases InformationNational Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information(301) 654-4415(800) 891-5390falsehttp://www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov
248VTVermontGeneral health & health conditionsInformation on cancer treatments, clinical trails, alternative medicine, coping with side effects, and other cancer related information.National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information ServiceNational Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service(800) 422-6237falseQuit Smoking Program (877) 448-7848http://www.cancer.gov
249VTVermontComplaints about my care or servicesSubmitting a complaint about discrimination.Office for Civil RightsOffice for Civil Rights of New England(617) 565-1340(617) 565-1343falsehttp://www.hhs.gov/ocr
250VTVermontHelp with my Medicare options & issues(For Railroad Retirement beneficiaries only) - RRB benefits, lost RRB Medicare card, address change, and enrolling in Medicare.RRB -- Railroad Retirement BoardRailroad Retirement BoardAdditional Email: medicare.railroad@palmettogba.com(312) 751-4701(877) 772-5772falseAdditional Fax # 904-232-2874http://www.rrb.gov

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