Medicare Benefits Verification

When you have used your Medicare coverage to cover certain medical procedures or doctors visits it may help to do a little Medicare benefits verification of your own.  This process with the steps outlined below may help you ensure that your Medicare services are running as they should.  In order to perform your own Medicare benefits verification you will have to make some phone calls or log on to the internet, but it will only reduce the headaches that are possible down the line.

Here are some tips on Medicare benefits verification straight from Medicare:

Ask your health care provider or supplier for an itemized statement.  They should give this to you within 30 days.  This will help your Medicare benefits verification by giving you a blow-by-blow statement of every billed activity.

Check your MSN if you have Original Medicare to see if the service was billed to Medicare. If you are in a Medicare plan, check with your plan.  Your Medicare Summary Notice is one of the most important tools you can use when checking your Medicare benefits verification.

Visit, or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) to view your Medicare claims. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.  These are ways to perform your Medicare benefits verification without out much leg work involved.

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