Medicare Resources

Medicare Appeals   MAXIMUS Federal Services is a group of experts on appeals.  Medicare hired MAXIMUS Federal Services to look at denied appeals and decide if the health plan made the right decision.  MAXIMUS Federal Services works for Medicare. MAXIMUS Federal Services does not work for the Medicare health plans.  Their job is to conduct fair and independent reviews.  They also help take care of Part D "late enrollment penalty" errors and a large number of issues related to Medicare Part A, B, and D, plus issues related to Durable Medicare Equipment (DME).    The above link includes contact information depending on what type of appeal is necessary. 

Extra Help   As explained in our "Low Income Assistance" page, Extra Help is a Low Income Subsidy (LIS) program that helps pay some of the costs associate with prescription drug co-pay, deductibles, and premiums associated with drug coverage.  It's administered by the Social Security Administration and the above link will take you to their page to complete the application.  Contact us for guidance or assistance in the "Ready to get started" section below.

For question specifically related to the Medicare Savings Program, contact DSHS directly.   If you need any guidance dealing with them, you may contact us prior to contacting DSHS, but be advised that we are not connected to this State Agency and can not over turn their decisions.

Medicare's website can be used to gather additional information, as well as checking on your current Medicare coverage.  Although you may find some detailed information if you look hard enough, feel free to reach out to us for assistance.  We may know the answer you are looking for, if you don't find the specifics on our site feel free to contact us.  To get some information on the Medicare site, you may be required to create an account.

More important links and contact information will be coming soon.  As we hear of common issues, we will add even more.

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