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Medicare Rights: Know them, use them

Many people are not aware of their rights as Medicare recipients, (or as a member of a Medicare managed care plan). When it comes to appealing a medical concern for ourself or a loved one, there is a place to get help and there is NO charge to you while the appeal is in effect. They will look at the medical records. They will make a decision based on these records and notify you of the outcome.

Click on this link
or call: The Medicare Rights Hotline 1-866-800-8751

601 E. Street NW, Washington, DC   20049
Phone: 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277) Monday - Friday, 7am – 12 midnight ET

151 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06156
Phone: (860) 273-0123

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
PO Box 1798, Jacksonville, FL 32231-0014
Phone: 904-791-6111

Humana Inc.
500 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202, Phone: Commercial Members 1-800-4-HUMANA,
All Medicare Claims 1-800-457-4708, All Medicare Premium Billing and Enrollment 1-800-992-2551


Medicaid Toll-Free: 1-888-419-3456
Agency for Health Care Administration of Florida, P.O. Box 13000, Tallahassee, FL 32317-3000

Medicaid Assistance Medicaid is health insurance that helps many people who can't afford medical care pay for some or all of their medical bills. Medicaid is a state administered program and each state sets its own guidelines regarding eligibility and services. Medicaid eligibility is limited to individuals who fall into specified categories. The federal statute identifies over 25 different eligibility categories for which federal funds are available. These categories can be classified in to five broad coverage groups:
Pregnant Women; Children and Teenagers; Person who is Aged, Blind, and Disabled

Medicaid Food Stamps (727) 469-5700


State Children's Health Insurance Program offers low cost health insurance plans for children, up to age 19, who are not already insured. Families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid may be able to qualify for SCHIP.

TRICARE (Military Health System)
Phone:(813) 835-8804
Medication Formulary Information click here
Provider Directory click here

9009 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 200, Tampa, FL, 33634
Main Phone: (813) 890-4500
Physicians/Providers Help Desk 1-866-842-3278

U.S. Veterans Affairs www1.

  • VA Health Benefits and Services click here
  • VA Benefits and Medicare Call 1-800-827-1000
  • Pharmacy Benefits click here
Written by N Thompson, ARNP, Last updated Feb 2008

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