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. 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.