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Get Your Medicare Wellness Visit Every Year

Find out how a Medicare wellness visit can help you stay healthy.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Medicare.gov

Use this site to apply for Medicare, find supplemental insurance plans, hospitals, drug plans, doctors, nursing homes, dialysis facilities, and more.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Colon Cancer Screening (Colorectal) Covered by Medicare

All Medicare recipients are eligible for a screening colonoscopy. Learn about risk factors, how often screening is covered, and the portion of Medicare-approved costs you will be required to pay.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicare Rights National Helpline

Call 1-800-333-4114 to speak to a trained counselor who can answer your questions about Medicare health plan options, rights and benefits, and help you get the care and medications you need. Services are available to Spanish-language speakers.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

Medicare Rights Center

BenefitsCheckUp: Find Benefit Programs

BenefitsCheckUp helps you find state, federal, and private benefits programs available where you live. These benefits programs can help pay for prescriptions, health care, food, utilities, and more. You can also get help with tax relief, transportation, legal issues, or finding work.

Review Date: December 12, 2014

National Council on Aging

Medicare and Caregivers: FAQ

Family, friends, and caregivers of Medicare recipients can learn about this federal insurance program and its coverage of prescription drugs, hospitalization, and hospice care. Links are provided to 7 short videos on various aspects of Medicare.

Review Date: November 14, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Medicare and Medicaid: Get Help Paying Costs

Learn about Medicare, Medicaid and other resources that can help pay for medical costs if you meet certain income and resource limits.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicare Eligibility and Premium Calculator

Use this tool to find out if you are eligible for Medicare, a Federal health insurance program for people age 65 or older, some disabled people under age 65, and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure treated with dialysis or a transplant).

Review Date: October 07, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicare Helpful Contacts

This Helpful Contacts tool will provide you with contact information for specific organizations or help you get answers to your Medicare related questions.

Review Date: June 12, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicare Interactive (MI) Counselor

MI Counselor offers easy-to-understand information and advice on a full range of Medicare topics, including Medicare choices, how best to get coverage, how to get help with costs, and how to appeal for care if it is denied.

Review Date: November 14, 2012

Medicare Rights Center

Medicare Physician Compare

Find physicians and other healthcare professionals who accept Medicare in your area, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and physical therapists.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicare Plan Finder

This tool will provide you with a list of Medicare health plan choices in the geographic area you specify, along with benefit descriptions and other information to help you choose the plan that’s best for you.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicare Publications and Podcasts Page

Visit this site to view or download publications related to Medicare issues.

Review Date: November 14, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicare.gov: Caregiver Resources

Find resources and support for caregivers who manage Medicare health benefits and billing for another person.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicare.gov: Getting Started

Try Medicare's free, secure online service for accessing personalized information regarding your Medicare benefits and services.

Review Date: November 14, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicare: Preventive Services

The purpose of this Medicare section is to provide visitors with information about preventive services that are available to people with Medicare insurance. Prevention is the first step in staying healthy.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

SHIP Locator: State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Programs (SHIPs)

If you have any questions about Medicare coverage and benefits — including Medigap, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage — contact the State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIP) in your state or territory for more information.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

StopMedicareFraud.gov

Medicare fraud contributes to the rising cost of health care for all Americans. Protect yourself and learn how to spot and report Medicare fraud.

Review Date: December 18, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Your Guide to Medicare's Preventive Services- (PDF)

Find out which preventive services Medicare covers and how often. The services described include: cardiovascular screening, glaucoma tests, breast exams, diabetes screening and supplies, prostate cancer screening, shots, and more.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Your Medicare Rights and Protections- (PDF)

Learn your Medicare rights designed to protect you when you receive health care. Know what health care services you are entitled to receive by law, how to file an appeal, and how your privacy is protected.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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