Medicare hospital insurance (Part A) provides basic protection against costs of needed care in
a hospital, skilled nursing facility, at home and for hospice care.Inquiries regarding
edicare Part A claims can be made by calling 1-877-356-2368.
Medicare medical insurance (Part B) provides protection against costs of physicians’ and
providers’ services. The monthly premium is $93.50 for 2007. Inquiries about Medicare Part
B claims can be made by calling 1-800-482-5525.
Rhode Island General Law 5-37-5.1 prohibits physicians from charging Medicare patients more
than the amount Medicare approves for covered services.
Apply for Medicare at Social Security three months before turning age 65.
For Medicare information, call 1-800- MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227),or go
to web site www.medicare.gov.
Beneficiaries can also create a personal health care profile by logging on to
the My Health. My Medicare link on the Medicare web site.
For information on reporting Medicare fraud, waste or abuse,
call Rhode Island SMP at 462-0560.
Quality Partners of Rhode Island, 235 Promenade Street, Suite 500, Providence, RI 02908
investigates complaints of improper or inadequate care and works to improve the quality
of care for Medicare beneficiaries. Call 1-800-662-5028 or 528-3200.