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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
1OROregonOther insurance programsChildren's Health Insurance ProgramCHIP -- Insure Kids NowChildren's Health Insurance Program(877) 543-7669truehttp://www.insurekidsnow.gov
2OROregonClaims & billingHome health, hospice care, and fraud.RHHI -- Regional Home Health IntermediaryNoridian(800) 633-4227false1-800-MEDICARE
3OROregonClaims & 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
4OROregonHelp with my Medicare options & issuesChanging my address, Medicare Part A or Part B, lost Medicare card, and Social Security benefits.SSA -- Social Security AdministrationSocial Security Administration(800) 772-1213false7am-7pm M-F (24x7 automated service as well)http://www.socialsecurity.gov
5OROregonComplaints about my care or servicesComplaints about quality of care, and filing an appeal or complaint.QIO -- Quality Improvement Organization (formerly PRO - Peer Review Organization)Acumentra Health(503) 279-0100(800) 344-4354falsehttp://www.acumentra.org
6OROregonClaims & billingPart A bills and services, hospital care, skilled nursing care, and fraud.Fiscal IntermediaryNoridian Administrative Services(800) 633-4227false1-800-MEDICAREhttp://medicare.regence.com
7OROregonHelp with my Medicare options & issuesPersonalized health insurance counselingSHIP -- State Health Insurance Assistance ProgramSenior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA)(503) 947-7979(800) 722-4134falsehttp://oregonshiba.org/
8OROregonHelp with my Medicare options & issuesMedigap PoliciesState Department of InsuranceInsurance Division of Oregon - Consumer and Business Services(503) 947-7984(888) 877-4894falsehttp://www.insurance.oregon.gov
9OROregonComplaints 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 AgencyDHS office of Licensing & Regulatory Oversight(503) 945-5811or 503-945-5944(800) 232-3020trueAmanda Gulliksenhttp://www.oregon.gov/dhs
10OROregonHelp 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, Seattle Regional Office(206) 615-2354falsehttp://www.cms.gov
11OROregonComplaints 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 NetworksNorthwest Renal Network - Network 16(206) 923-0714(800) 262-1514falsehttp://www.nwrenalnetwork.org
12OROregonGeneral 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
13OROregonOther insurance programsMedicaid programState Medical Assistance OfficeOregon Health Authority(503) 945-5712(800) 527-5772truehttp://www.oregon.gov/dhs
14OROregonHelp 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
15OROregonOther insurance programsWhether I qualify for military retiree health care benefits.Department of DefenseDepartment of Defense(703) 571-3343falsehttp://www.defense.gov
16OROregonClaims & 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
17OROregonComplaints about my care or servicesSubmitting a complaint about discrimination.Office for Civil RightsOffice for Civil Rights of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington(206) 615-2290(206) 615-2296falsehttp://www.hhs.gov/ocr
18OROregonComplaints about my care or servicesObtaining information on nursing homes or resolving problems between nursing homes and residents or their families.OmbudsmanLong Term Care Ombudsman of Oregon(503) 378-6533(503) 378-5847(800) 522-2602falsehttp://www.oregon.gov/LTCO
19OROregonHealth care facilities & services in your areaTo find a hospice program in my area.State Hospice OrganizationHospice Association of Oregon(503) 228-2104(888) 229-2104falsehttp://www.oregonhospice.org
20OROregonOther insurance programsVA medical benefits.Department of Veterans AffairsDepartment of Veterans Affairs(800) 827-1000falsehttp://www.va.gov
21OROregonOther 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
22OROregonHealth 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
23OROregonGeneral 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
24OROregonClaims & billingMedicare Secondary Payer, and who pays first.Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center (BCRC)Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center (BCRC)(855) 797-2627(855) 798-2627false
25OROregonHealth 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 AssociationOregon Primary Care Association(503) 228-8852falsehttp://www.orpca.org/
26OROregonOther 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
27OROregonGeneral health & health conditionsFinding information on cancer.American Cancer SocietyAmerican Cancer Society(800) 227-2345falsehttp://www.cancer.org
28OROregonGeneral 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
29OROregonComplaints about my care or servicesComplaints about the quality of care in dialysis facilities.ESRD State Survey AgencyOregon Health Authority(971) 673-0540(917) 673-0372(800) 542-5186truehttp://www.oregon.gov/dhs
30OROregonGeneral 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
31OROregonGeneral health & health conditionsFinancial assistance and educational materials for people with kidney disease.American Kidney FundAmerican Kidney Fund(301) 881-3052(800) 638-8299false(866) 300-2900http://www.kidneyfund.org
32OROregonGeneral 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
33OROregonGeneral 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
34OROregonHealth 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
35OROregonGeneral 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
36OROregonComplaints 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
37OROregonComplaints 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
38OROregonComplaints 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
39OROregonComplaints 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
40OROregonComplaints 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
41OROregonComplaints 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
42OROregonComplaints 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 AgencyHealthcare Regulation and Quality Improvement Healthcare Licensure and Certification of Oregon(971) 673-0540(917) 673-0372falsehttp://www.healthroregon.org/HCRQI
43OROregonHelp with my Medicare options & issuesGeneral Medicare information, ordering Medicare booklets, and information about health plans.1-800-MEDICARE1-800-MEDICARE(800) 633-4227false
44OROregonComplaints 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
45OROregonHealth 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 ProgramOregon Health Plan(503) 945-5772(877) 314-5678false(800) 273-0557http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/healthplan/
46OROregonOther 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
47OROregonOther insurance programsHealth based programs and services.State Health DepartmentsOregon Health Authority(503) 945-5944(503) 945-6214falsehttp://www.oregon.gov/dhs/healthplan/index.shtml
48OROregonClaims & billingPart B bills and services.CarrierNoridian Administrative Services(800) 633-4227false1-800-MEDICARE
49OROregonGeneral health & health conditionsFinding information on heart disease.American Heart AssociationAmerican Heart Association(214) 570-2000(800) 242-8721falsehttp://www.americanheart.org/
50OROregonClaims & billingBills for durable medical equipment and a list of approved suppliers of this equipment.DME MAC -- Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative ContractorNoridian Administrative Services(800) 633-4227falseJurisdiction Dhttp://www.noridianmedicare.com/dme

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