What does a Medicare advocate do?

We represent individuals, provide legal analysis and education, and advocate at the national level and in federal court to ensure fair access to Medicare and quality health care for older and disabled people.

Does Medicare provide a patient advocate?

California Health Advocates (www.cahealthadvocates.org) offers free individual counseling about Medi-Cal/Medicare through their Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), with offices in every county and a toll-free hotline: 800-434-0222.

Who can help me with Medicare decisions?

Call 1-800-MEDICARE For questions about your claims or other personal Medicare information, log into (or create) your secure Medicare account, or call us at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048.

How can I get help with Medicare decisions?

Visit Medicare.gov/eligibilitypremiumcalc/ or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227 or TTY 1-877-486-2048). Review the “Deciding Whether to Enroll in Medicare Part A and Part B When You Turn 65” fact sheet to help you make these decisions.

Can I call Medicare for information?

+1 800-633-4227
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services/Customer service

Do you need a degree to be a patient advocate?

Patient advocacy typically doesn’t require a degree, although it is a highly technical role that requires you to explain diagnoses and treatments. With the medical-based nature of the job, a background in the medical field can make you a stronger candidate.

How do patient advocates get paid?

Many patient advocates charge hourly rates beginning in the area of $100 per hour and running all the way up to nearly $500 an hour. While it may seem prohibitively expensive to pay someone $100 (or more) an hour, a good patient advocate can help save thousands and thousands of dollars in medical bills.

Where can I find the Center for Medicare advocacy?

See Our Full 2020-2021 Schedule – and Register Now! The Center for Medicare Advocacy’s National Medicare Advocates Alliance provides Medicare advocates with a collaborative network to share resources, best practices, and developments of import to Medicare beneficiaries throughout the country.

What do we do at the health advocate?

We offer a full range of clinical and administrative services as well as behavioral health and wellness programs supported by medical claims data science and a technology platform that uses machine learning to drive people to engage in their health and well-being.

How to apply for Medicaid in New Jersey?

For questions about New Jersey Medicaid, call 1-800-356-1561 or your County Welfare Agency For questions about NJ FamilyCare call 1-800-701-0710 You can also get information by visiting NJHelps.org, where you can self-screen for eligibility for NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid, as well as for many other social service programs.

Are there Medicare Part B programs in New Jersey?

These two programs pay partial or full Medicare Part B premiums for eligible New Jersey residents who are not financially eligible for the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program under New Jersey Medicaid (also known as New Jersey Care).

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