Which Federal Agency Answers Medicare Questions?

Which Federal Agency Answers Medicare Questions?

As of 2015, the best federal agencies to answer Medicare questions are the Social Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Typically, users contact the SSA first to determine Medicare eligibility and later contact the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to make more specific selections.

The SSA helps users by discussing Medicare eligibility and enrolling in Medicare Part A or Part B. The SSA also processes address changes and requests for new Medicare cards. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services help users enroll in Medicare Part C and D. They also find approved physicians and equipment while answering questions about the quality of hospitals and other healthcare agencies.