Medicare

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

Ask questions and get answers, in real time, right here on the Internet, from live law librarians throughout California.

If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

Looking for Benefits? Answer questions to find out which government benefits you may be eligible to receive.

How do you address concerns about medication dosage and effects?

Seniors: Protect yourself from fraud and financial abuse! Be vigilant, be observant. Physical or financial abuse will continue so long as no one knows about it. Listed below are our Top 10 Safety Tips to always keep in mind.

Livanta is a Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO). BFCC-QIOs are responsible for medical case review, which supports the rights of people on Medicare.

Find out how you can file a healthcare complaint with HHS online and offline in English, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Polish.

Choose from 2 ways to get prescription drug coverage. You can choose a Medicare Part D plan. Or, you can choose a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) that offers drug coverage.

When your confidential information or records were exposed.

You have rights when receiving medical care.

Balance billing is when your providers takes your Medi-Cal or Medicare insurance but wants to charge you for the remaining expenses.

You have the right to appeal in order to get your care.

Your employer coverage, delaying Part B & D, and more.

In 2006, Medicare began providing prescription drug coverage called Medicare Part D. Medicare also provides extra help with the cost of prescription drugs for those who qualify. This is known as the Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) program.

Call the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program.

There are resources available to you to make sure your rights are protected: The Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman; The Competitive Acquisition Ombudsman (CAO); Your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP); The Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO)

Medicare Part B helps pay for a second opinion on surgery.