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Row numberOrganization NameQuestionTopic Name
11-800-MEDICAREGeneral Medicare information, ordering Medicare booklets, and information about health plans.Help with my Medicare options & issues
2A/B MAC -- A/B Medicare Administrative ContractorPart A and B bills and services, hospital care, skilled nursing care, and fraud.Claims & billing
3Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health CareFinding out if urgent care centers and ambulatory surgical centers are accredited or not.Complaints about my care or services
4Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)Ordering brochures on "Choosing a Hospital, Choosing Treatments and Choosing a Hospital." General health & health conditions
5American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical FacilitiesFinding out if an ambulatory surgical center is accredited or not.Complaints about my care or services
6American Association of Kidney PatientsEducational materials for people with kidney disease.General health & health conditions
7American Board of Medical SpecialtiesFinding out if a doctor is board certified.Complaints about my care or services
8American Cancer SocietyFinding information on cancer.General health & health conditions
9American Heart AssociationFinding information on heart disease.General health & health conditions
10American Hospital AssociationFinding a voluntary list of patients' rights in a hospital.Complaints about my care or services
11American Kidney FundFinancial assistance and educational materials for people with kidney disease.General health & health conditions
12American Self-Help ClearinghouseFinding specific health support groups in your area.Health care facilities & services in your area
13Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center (BCRC)Medicare Secondary Payer, and who pays first.Claims & billing
14CarrierPart B bills and services.Claims & billing
15Center for Health Dispute Resolution (CHDR)Requesting external reviews of Medicare managed care denials.Complaints about my care or services
16CHIP -- Children's Health Insurance ProgramHealth insurance programs to children whose families earn too much to be eligible for Medicaid, but not enough to purchase private insurance.Health care facilities & services in your area
17CHIP -- Insure Kids NowChildren's Health Insurance ProgramOther insurance programs
18CMS RO - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Regional OfficeInformation on local seminars and health fairs on Medicare health plan choices, or to report a complaint directly to CMS.Help with my Medicare options & issues
19College of American PathologistsFinding out if the lab where your blood tests are sent is accredited or not.Complaints about my care or services
20Department of DefenseWhether I qualify for military retiree health care benefits.Other insurance programs
21Department of Veterans AffairsVA medical benefits.Other insurance programs
22DME MAC -- Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative ContractorBills for durable medical equipment and a list of approved suppliers of this equipment.Claims & billing
23DME PSC -- Durable Medical Equipment Program Safeguard ContractorsBills for durable medical equipment and a list of approved suppliers of this equipment.Claims & billing
24Eldercare LocationFinding necessary and convenient services that serve the elderly in their community.Health care facilities & services in your area
25ESRD -- End-Stage Renal Disease NetworksWhere to submit a complaint about the quality of care I received from my kidney dialysis facility.Complaints about my care or services
26ESRD State Survey AgencyComplaints about the quality of care in dialysis facilities.Complaints about my care or services
27Federal Black Lung ProgramFinding out where my doctor should send the bills for the diagnosis and treatment of my black lung disease.Other insurance programs
28Fiscal IntermediaryPart A bills and services, hospital care, skilled nursing care, and fraud.Claims & billing
29Home Health AgencyHome 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.Complaints about my care or services
30HUD -- U.S. Department of HousingInformation and services about homes and communities for citizens and for HUD's current and potential home buyers.Other insurance programs
31Internal Revenue ServiceObtaining materials/forms for income tax filing and how Medicare Savings Accounts can affect my income taxes.General health & health conditions
32Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)Finding out if your health care organization is accredited or not.Complaints about my care or services
33Medicaid - Report FraudReport Medicaid fraud and abuse.Complaints about my care or services
34National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information ServiceInformation on cancer treatments, clinical trails, alternative medicine, coping with side effects, and other cancer related information.General health & health conditions
35National Institute on Aging Information CenterDiscussing health concerns, medicines, and other issues important to older people.General health & health conditions
36National Kidney and Urologic Diseases InformationEducational materials for people with kidney disease.General health & health conditions
37National Kidney Foundation, Inc.Support groups and educational materials for people with kidney disease.General health & health conditions
38Nursing Home State Survey AgencyWhere to submit a complaint about the quality of life or quality of care inside a nursing home.Complaints about my care or services
39Office for Civil RightsSubmitting a complaint about discrimination.Complaints about my care or services
40Office of Personnel ManagementClaims and other issues for retired federal employees and their dependents/survivors.Other insurance programs
41OIG (DHHS) -- Office of the Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services)Reporting fraud.Claims & billing
42OmbudsmanObtaining information on nursing homes or resolving problems between nursing homes and residents or their families.Complaints about my care or services
43PartnersWhich 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.Help with my Medicare options & issues
44Prescription Drug InformationGives 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.Help with my Medicare options & issues
45Primary Care AssociationFinding 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.Health care facilities & services in your area
46QIO -- Quality Improvement Organization (formerly PRO - Peer Review Organization)Complaints about quality of care, and filing an appeal or complaint.Complaints about my care or services
47RHHI -- Regional Home Health IntermediaryHome health, hospice care, and fraud.Claims & billing
48RRB Carrier - Railroad Retirement Board Carrier(For Railroad Retirement beneficiaries only) - Part B bills and services.Claims & billing
49RRB -- Railroad Retirement Board(For Railroad Retirement beneficiaries only) - RRB benefits, lost RRB Medicare card, address change, and enrolling in Medicare.Help with my Medicare options & issues
50SHIP -- State Health Insurance Assistance ProgramPersonalized health insurance counselingHelp with my Medicare options & issues

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created Sep 08, 2010

updated Mar 20, 2014

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A list of common questions and topics asked by Medicare beneficiaries, and the specific organization that can help you get the answers to your question.

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