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Resource Center: Medicare

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
CMS is the federal agency that administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) in the US.
Phone: (410) 786-3000
Toll-free: (877) 267-2323


Forum of ESRD Networks
The ESRD Networks provide a mechanism to ensure the most efficient use of Medicare dollars for dialysis treatment and kidney transplantation through monitoring quality of care indicators and maintaining data on the ESRD program. These functions are administered at the regional level through the 18 networks, providing direct and immediate access from the treatment provider to CMS.
Phone: (804) 794-2586


Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
Offers basic information about prescription drug coverage, what it is, how you can get it, and why you should get it. Everyone with Medicare can qualify for coverage, which took effect on January 1, 2006.
Toll-free: (800) 633-4227


Social Security Online
Offers tips on planning your retirement and calculating your benefits. Apply for retirement benefits online. The Social Security Administration pays retirement, disability, and survivor benefits to workers and their families, administers the Supplemental Security Income program, and issues Social Security numbers.
Toll-free: (800) 772-1213


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