Medicare is the Federal health insurance program for people 65 years of age or older, some people under age 65 with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or kidney transplant).
The Federal agency in charge of Medicare is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This agency contracts with Medicare Advantage organizations including us.
To see what information Medicare can provide you, simply call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048. Or visit the official government Web site for Medicare, www.medicare.gov . It provides up-to-date information about:
- Medicare and current Medicare issues
- Eligibility and enrollment, including the option to enroll in our plan
- Hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, home health agencies, and dialysis facilities
To submit a complaint with Medicare, visit www.medicare.gov/MedicareComplaintForm/home.aspx
Medicare beneficiaries may also enroll in Piedmont Medicare Advantage through the CMS Medicare Online Enrollment Center located at http://www.medicare.gov
Piedmont Medicare Advantage is a PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Piedmont Medicare Advantage depends on contract approval. Out-of-network/non-contracted providers are under no obligation to treat Piedmont Medicare Advantage members, except in emergency situations. For a decision about whether we will cover an out-of-network service, we encourage you or your provider to ask us for a pre-service organization determination before you receive the service. Please call our customer service number or see your Evidence of Coverage for more information, including the cost-sharing that applies to out-of-network services.
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