Helpful phone numbers and websites for Oregon Medicare beneficiaries

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If you have questions about the benefits and services available to you as a Medicare beneficiary, you may find the following phone numbers and website links helpful. These phone numbers and links do not include every agency that handles Medicare issues. They are the ones most often used by Medicare beneficiaries. Phone numbers with a prefix of 800, 866, 877, or 888 are toll-free calls.

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National Medicare Helpline

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in English and Spanish

1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
TTY: 1-877-486-2048

Medicare website: www.medicare.gov

Medicare Billing Questions, Parts A & B:
Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC)

1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
TTY: 1-877-486-2048

Medicare website: www.medicare.gov

Part A

  • Get answers to billing questions for inpatient care in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, hospice care, and some home health care
  • Pays Part B bills for outpatient hospital services

Part B

  • Get answers to billing questions for doctors’ bills and other services not covered by Part A

Medicare Coordination of Benefits (COB) Contractor

1-800-999-1118
TTY: 1-800-318-8782

Medicare web page about coordination of benefits:
www.medicare.gov/supplement-other-insurance/how-medicare-works-with-other-insurance/how-medicare-works-with-other-insurance.html

  • Coordinates benefits when Medicare is the secondary payer

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA)

1-800-722-4134
TTY: 1-800-735-2900

www.oregonshiba.org

  • Free assistance with Medicare insurance, Medicare Advantage plans, supplemental insurance (Medigap), and long-term care insurance
  • One-on-one counseling for help comparing insurance policies, understanding Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, filing claims, and dealing with payment denials or appeals

Oregon Insurance Division—Consumer Protection

1-888-877-4894

www.oregoninsurance.org

  • Report an insurance company or agent complaint
  • Get information to make informed health insurance decisions

Oregon Department of Human Services,
Aging and People with Disabilities Division

(Formerly Seniors and People with Disabilities Division)

1-800-282-8096
TTY: 1-800-282-8096

www.oregon.gov/dhs/spwpd

  • Licensing & regulatory agency for long-term care services
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • In-home services
  • Community-based care facilities (such as foster homes, assisted living, residential care)
  • Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program
  • Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries—program to help pay Medicare premiums and deductibles for low-income individuals
  • Meal programs
  • Investigation of suspected elder abuse
  • Area Agencies on Aging

Oregon Health Authority

Oregon healthcare regulation and quality improvement

971-673-0540 (not toll free)
TTY: 1-971-673-0372

http://public.health.oregon.gov/PHD/OCHHP/HCRQI/

  • Licensing & regulatory agency for Oregon hospitals, home health agencies, in-home care agencies, hospice programs, ambulatory surgical centers, rural health clinics, special inpatient care facilities, community mental health centers, end-stage renal disease dialysis facilities, rehabilitation agencies and clinics, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities, birthing centers, hemodialysis technicians and portable x-ray suppliers
  • Investigates complaints about health and safety that involve potential violation of applicable state rules or federal regulations in those facilities and agencies

Emergency medical services and trauma systems

971-673-0520 (not toll free)
TTY: 971-673-0372

public.health.oregon.gov/ProviderPartnerResources/EMSTraumaSystems/

  • Licensing and regulatory agency for systems in Oregon that provide quality emergency care to victims of sudden illness or traumatic injury
  • Investigates complaints about ambulance services

Social Security Administration

1-800-772-1213
TTY 1-800-325-0778

www.ssa.gov

  • Obtain Medicare enrollment and premium information
  • Replace a lost or damaged card

Office for Civil Rights—Health Information Privacy

1-800-368-1019
TDD 1-800-537-7697

www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy

  • File a health information privacy complaint

Office of Inspector General Hotline

1-800-447-8477
TTY 1-800-377-4950

www.oig.hhs.gov/fraud

Oregon Medical Board

971-673-2700
1-877-254-6263 (use if in Oregon, outside Portland area)

www.oregon.gov/OMB

  • Licensing body for Oregon physicians, podiatrists, physician assistants, and licensed acupuncturists
  • Investigates complaints about licensed practitioners (listed above)

Oregon Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman

1-800-522-2602
TTY 1-866-926-6600

www.oregon.gov/LTCO

  • Advocates for long-term care residents
  • Investigates and resolves complaints about long-term care facilities

Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid)

1-800-359-9517
TTY 1-800-621-5260

www.oregon.gov/dhs/healthplan

  • Healthcare coverage for individuals with low incomes

Northwest Renal Network

1-800-262-1514 (beneficiary line)
Phone: 206-923-0714
Fax: 206-923-0716

www.nwrenalnetwork.org/
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  • Promotes optimal dialysis and transplant care for Medicare patients with end-stage renal disease.
  • Responds to grievances about Medicare-certified facilities.
  • Provides information and assistance about concerns about care, patient rights, treatment options, travel and dialysis, access to a resource library.

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