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SHIP -- State Health Insurance Assistance Program Personalized health insurance counseling Toll Free: (800) 478-6065
Local: (907) 269-3680
TTY: (907) 269-3691
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1-800-MEDICARE General Medicare information, ordering Medicare booklets, and information about health plans. Toll Free: (800) 633-4227
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Finding out if urgent care centers and ambulatory surgical centers are accredited or not. Local: (847) 853-6060
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Ordering brochures on "Choosing a Hospital, Choosing Treatments and Choosing a Hospital." Toll Free: (800) 358-9295
Toll Free TTY: (888) 586-6340
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American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities Finding out if an ambulatory surgical center is accredited or not. Toll Free: (888) 545-5222
Local: (847) 775-1970
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American Association of Kidney Patients Educational materials for people with kidney disease. Toll Free: (800) 749-2257
Local: (813) 636-8100
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American Board of Medical Specialties Finding out if a doctor is board certified. Toll Free: (866) 275-2267
Local: (312) 436-2600
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American Cancer Society Finding information on cancer. Toll Free: (800) 227-2345
Toll Free TTY: (866) 228-4327
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American Heart Association Finding information on heart disease. Toll Free: (800) 242-8721
Local: (214) 570-2000
Spanish: (800) 242-8721
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American Hospital Association Finding a voluntary list of patients' rights in a hospital. Toll Free: (800) 424-4301
Local: (312) 422-3000
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American Kidney Fund Financial assistance and educational materials for people with kidney disease. Toll Free: (800) 638-8299
Local: (301) 881-3052
Spanish: (866) 300-2900
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American Self-Help Clearinghouse Finding specific health support groups in your area. Toll Free: (800) 367-6274
Local: (973) 989-1122
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Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center (BCRC) Medicare Secondary Payer, and who pays first. Toll Free: (855) 798-2627
TTY: (855) 797-2627
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Carrier Part B bills and services. Toll Free: (800) 633-4227
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Center for Health Dispute Resolution (CHDR) Requesting external reviews of Medicare managed care denials. Local: (585) 425-5210
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CHIP -- Children's Health Insurance Program Health insurance programs to children whose families earn too much to be eligible for Medicaid, but not enough to purchase private insurance. Toll Free: (888) 318-8890
Local: (907) 269-6529
(Anchorage Area) Spanish: (888) 318-8890
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CHIP -- Insure Kids Now Children's Health Insurance Program Toll Free: (877) 543-7669
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CMS RO - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Regional Office Information on local seminars and health fairs on Medicare health plan choices, or to report a complaint directly to CMS. Local: (206) 615-2354
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College of American Pathologists Finding out if the lab where your blood tests are sent is accredited or not. Toll Free: (800) 323-4040
Local: (847) 832-7000
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Department of Defense Whether I qualify for military retiree health care benefits. Local: (703) 571-3343
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Department of Veterans Affairs VA medical benefits. Toll Free: (800) 827-1000
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DME MAC -- Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractor Bills for durable medical equipment and a list of approved suppliers of this equipment. Toll Free: (800) 633-4227
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Eldercare Location Finding necessary and convenient services that serve the elderly in their community. Toll Free: (800) 677-1116
Local: (202) 434-2120
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ESRD -- End-Stage Renal Disease Networks Where to submit a complaint about the quality of care I received from my kidney dialysis facility. Toll Free: (800) 262-1514
Local: (206) 923-0714
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ESRD State Survey Agency Complaints about the quality of care in dialysis facilities. Toll Free: (888) 387-9387
Local: (907) 334-2430
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Federal Black Lung Program Finding out where my doctor should send the bills for the diagnosis and treatment of my black lung disease. Toll Free: (800) 638-7072
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Fiscal Intermediary Part A bills and services, hospital care, skilled nursing care, and fraud. Toll Free: (800) 633-4227
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Home Health Agency Home 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. Toll Free: (888) 387-9387
Local: (907) 334-2483
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HUD -- U.S. Department of Housing Information and services about homes and communities for citizens and for HUD's current and potential home buyers. Toll Free: (800) 569-4287
Local: (202) 708-1112
TTY: (202) 708-1455
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Internal Revenue Service Obtaining materials/forms for income tax filing and how Medicare Savings Accounts can affect my income taxes. Toll Free: (800) 829-1040
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Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Finding out if your health care organization is accredited or not. Local: (630) 792-5800
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Medicaid - Report Fraud Report Medicaid fraud and abuse. Toll Free: (800) 478-6406
Local: (907) 269-1060
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National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service Information on cancer treatments, clinical trails, alternative medicine, coping with side effects, and other cancer related information. Toll Free: (800) 422-6237
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National Institute on Aging Information Center Discussing health concerns, medicines, and other issues important to older people. Toll Free: (800) 222-2225
Toll Free TTY: (800) 222-4225
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National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Educational materials for people with kidney disease. Toll Free: (800) 891-5390
Local: (301) 654-4415
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National Kidney Foundation, Inc. Support groups and educational materials for people with kidney disease. Toll Free: (800) 622-9010
Local: (212) 889-2210
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Nursing Home State Survey Agency Where to submit a complaint about the quality of life or quality of care inside a nursing home. Toll Free: (888) 387-9387
Local: (907) 334-2483
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Office for Civil Rights Submitting a complaint about discrimination. Local: (206) 615-2290
TTY: (206) 615-2296
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Office of Personnel Management Claims and other issues for retired federal employees and their dependents/survivors. Toll Free: (888) 767-6738
Local: (202) 606-1800
TTY: (202) 606-2532
Toll Free TTY: (800) 878-5707
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OIG (DHHS) -- Office of the Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) Reporting fraud. Toll Free: (800) 447-8477
Local: (202) 619-1343
Toll Free TTY: (800) 377-4950
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Ombudsman Obtaining information on nursing homes or resolving problems between nursing homes and residents or their families. Toll Free: (800) 730-6393
Local: (907) 334-4480
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Primary Care Association Finding 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. Local: (907) 929-2722
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QIO - Quality Improvement Organization (Beneficiary and Family Centered Care) Complaints about quality of care, and filing an appeal or complaint. Toll Free: (877) 588-1123
TTY: (877) 588-1123
QIO - Quality Improvement Organization (Quality Innovation Network) Local and community level projects to improve patient safety, reduce harm, and improve clinical care. Toll Free: (800) 497-8232
Local: (406) 443-4020
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RHHI -- Regional Home Health Intermediary Home health, hospice care, and fraud. Toll Free: (800) 633-4227
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RRB Carrier - Railroad Retirement Board Carrier (For Railroad Retirement beneficiaries only) - Part B bills and services. Toll Free: (888) 355-9165
Local: (877) 288-7600
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RRB -- Railroad Retirement Board (For Railroad Retirement beneficiaries only) - RRB benefits, lost RRB Medicare card, address change, and enrolling in Medicare. Toll Free: (877) 772-5772
(Additional Fax # 904-232-2874) TTY: (312) 751-4701
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SSA -- Social Security Administration Changing my address, Medicare Part A or Part B, lost Medicare card, and Social Security benefits. Toll Free: (800) 772-1213
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State Department of Insurance Medigap Policies Toll Free: (800) 467-8725
Local: (907) 269-7900
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State Health Departments Health based programs and services. Local: (907) 465-3030
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State Hospice Organization To find a hospice program in my area. Local: (907) 463-6111
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State Hospice Organization To find a hospice program in my area. Local: (907) 352-4800
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State Medical Assistance Office Medicaid program Toll Free: (800) 780-9972
Local: (907) 465-3030
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