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Idiot's Guides: Medicare by Tanya Feke

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CHAPTER17

How to Read Your Medicare Statements

In This Chapter

  • Receiving and paying your Medicare bills
  • Breaking down your Medicare Summary Notice
  • How medical codes affect billing
  • Where to get help with your questions

Once you become a Medicare beneficiary, you will receive different kinds of documents from CMS. Understanding what these statements mean and how to respond to them is essential not only to keep your Medicare coverage in good standing but to make sure you are not overpaying for services. Knowing how to review your statements may also help to protect you from medical identity theft.

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