Medicare Beneficiary Rights

The guaranteed rights of Medicare beneficiaries includes:
Protection when they get healthcare services
Assured access to needed healthcare services
Protection against unethical practices
The right to receive emergency care without prior approval
The right to appeal the Original Medicare Plan ’ s decision about payment/services provided
The right to information about all treatment options
The right to know how their Medicare health plan pays its doctors
The BBA (§4311) also gives beneficiaries the right to submit a written request to a physician or supplier for an itemized statement for any Medicare item or service received. The physician or supplier must furnish the itemized statement within 30 days of the request. Failure to provide the statement on time can result in a civil monetary penalty of up to $100.00 for each occurrence.

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