Administration Articles

What Are the Rules for Agents Who Sell Medicare Health Plans?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers the Medicare program, has strict guidelines that private insurance companies must follow when marketing and selling Medicare plans. Familiarizing yourself with these rules may help you... Read more

How to File Medicare Claims

A Medicare claim is a request for payment that you submit to Medicare when you receive health-care services and items you believe to be covered. In most cases, if you're a Medicare beneficiary, you won't have to file your own Medicare claims. However, there... Read more

Medicare Billing Errors

If you or a loved one are covered by Medicare, you can find a lot of information on Medicare.gov about how much you can expect to pay for various medical services. For example, if Medicare covers 80% for an item of durable medical equipment, you can generally... Read more

How Do I Qualify for Medicare?

If you're new to the health-care program, you may have questions about how to qualify for Medicare and when to sign up. There may be certain citizenship, residency, or age requirements that affect whether you qualify for Medicare. Here's how it works. How to... Read more

What is the Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman?

Have you ever wanted to: File a complaint or grievance with Medicare Get help figuring out how your Medicare coverage will help pay for your medical costs Or get answers to other questions about the program? You're not alone. As a Medicare... Read more

Where Can I Find Medicare Forms?

If you're currently enrolled in Medicare, or about to become eligible for Medicare benefits, you may have questions about where to find important forms and publications about your coverage. Here are some tips and resources to help you get the information you... Read more

Medicare Billing: What to Expect and Helpful Tips

Whether you receive your Medicare benefits straight from the government, or through a Medicare health plan offered by a private Medicare-approved insurance company, you may be wondering how Medicare billing works. Read on to learn about Medicare billing and... Read more

What You Can Do on MyMedicare.gov

If you're a Medicare beneficiary or soon to become one, you may be interested in visiting the MyMedicare.gov web site. Sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), MyMedicare.gov provides a wealth of information and online tools... Read more

How to file for Medicare appeals

If you’re a Medicare beneficiary, you have the right to file a Medicare appeal of a decision made about your coverage. You also have other rights under the program, which include the right to file a grievance. Here’s what you need to know about the... Read more

Taking Care of Medicare Billing When I’m Sick in the Hospital

It could be one of your worst nightmares: you're involved in a major car crash that lands you in the hospital for an extended period – perhaps in a coma connected to a respirator. Thinking about Medicare billing may be the last thing on your mind, but if... Read more




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