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What are some Medicare forms available on CMS.gov?

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website provides many important forms for Medicare recipients, including forms to apply for Medicare, request Medicare hearings, request medical payments, and file complaints against Medicare providers. The site also contains forms useful to Medicare providers such as certification forms and payment requests for a range of Medicare services.

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The site provides a wide range of forms for numerous purposes. Medicare recipients can find forms specific to certain processes including applications for retiree drug subsidy programs, appointment of representatives, supplementary medical insurance, and medical information release. Providers of Medicare services can find forms to certify needs for physical therapy, skilled nursing services, medical necessity, durable medical equipment needs, and hospice or home health qualification. The website also makes important forms available to Medicare providers to promote compliance with state and federal laws for food service, nursing, medical records, facility staffing and resident qualification.

Some form links take readers to outside sites related to the specific Medicare program or division of government oversight where the actual form resides in printable or digital formats. Overall, there are 199 forms available that fit a wide variety of needs ranging from initial application to the inner workings of the Medicare insurance program.

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