Just a short introduction about Medicare, it is a government insurance system or program signed into law by then Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. This program is intended for American citizens of age 65 above. Since its induction, Medicare has been the most popular insurance program in the United States.
Let us then go ahead and jump into our topic which is the Medicare forms. There are at least five major Medicare forms in the United States and all of which can be downloaded from the internet via their official website. These five Medicare forms are the following:
Online Medicare Application Form:
Obviously, from its name itself, this type Medical form is used if you want to be a member of its insurance coverage and sign up with Medicare. Even if you are not planning to retire yet, Medicare will accept your application form. To be qualified, one must be living in the United States or in any of its commonwealths or territories; you do not have plans of receiving Social Security benefits yet, for the next four months at least; you are at least 64 years old and 8 months old; and, of course, wants to be a covered individual with Medicare.
Medicare Authorization to Disclose Personal Health Information Form:
This type of Medicare form is used to authorize Medicare to provide all the information the personal health of its covered member to any organizations or persons that a member will designate.
Patient’s Request for Medical Payment Form:
Once a member of Medicare, this form will then be the most used form. The Patient’s Request for Medical Payment Form is the form used by the members of the Medicare to file a claim for the services, including the supplies the beneficiary received. This Medicare form can be downloaded online complete with the instruction on how and what required information to provide on the form itself.
Medicare Appeals Form:
If a beneficiary or a member of Medicare has a request for reconsideration and/or request for a re-determination, or even a request for a hearing, this Medicare form is the one that needs to be filed with Medicare. Commonly, depending on what the situation maybe, a member or a beneficiary may want to appoint a representative, this Medicare form should be used as well. There will be instances, also that a member or a beneficiary would want to transfer his or her appeal rights, this Medicare form can then be used too.
Medicare Complaint Form:
This is a special kind of Medicare form used for your feedback or comments about Medicare for better enhancement of its service to its members or beneficiaries. Any issues about the health plan of Medicare or, like the prescription drug plan comments or feedback can be submitted to them directly using this form. If you do not want to wait in line by calling their 1-800 customer service numbers, you may opt to use this online form. Just like the above Medical forms, this Medicare form can be downloaded and filled thru the official website of Medicare.