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2011 Medicare Rate Guide

This online guide from the Alaska Division of Insurance helps readers to evaluate Medicare choices, providing an overview of Medicare plans, a guide to shopping for Medigap plans, consumer protection tips, and more.

Adult Protective Services

This program works on behalf of elderly Arkansas residents who may become the victims of neglect or abuse, or have dementia and neglect their own needs.

Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.

The Center for Medicare Advocacy is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that focuses on the needs of individuals eligible for Medicare by providing education, advocacy and legal assistance.

Congress of California Seniors

The Congress of California Seniors focuses on legislative and consumer issues that impact older adults and serves as a major progressive voice for seniors, their families and their communities.

Frequently Asked Questions on aging services

This site, posted by the Utah Department of Human Services, provides information on adult protective services, health insurance information, legal services  and nutrition counseling. Answers questions about eligibility, services, and where to go to to tap into the  service.


HealthInsight is the peer review organization serving the State of Utah.Peer Review Organizations are non-governmental, physician-sponsored organizations contracted with Medicare to monitor the hospital Prospective Payment System and perform utilization and quality review functions.

HSAG Medicare Consumer Information

The Health Services Advisory Group helps health care organizations improve quality and provides information for Medicare consumers on its Web site.

Long Term Care Ombudsman

A service that aids Arkansas nursing home residents.

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

South Carolina’s program to advocate for residents in long term care facilities.

Medicare & You Handbook 2010 (PDF)

The official U.S. government Medicare consumer handbook.

Medicare Rights Center

Medicare Rights CenterThe Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives. is the U.S. government’s compendium of Medicare-related information, including up-to-date information about Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medigap, Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage and beyond.

SHIP Regional Contact Information

Contact information for local counselors who help South Carolina Medicare recipients understand their benefits.

Steps to Safeguard Your Medicare

This Medicare Protection Toolkit contains information Alabama beneficiaries need to protect their Medicare.

The Affordable Care Act Helps Fight Fraud (video)

HHS Secretary Kathy Sebelius release a report on Medicare fraud prevention and discuss new efforts to fight fraud using new tools provided by the Affordable Care Act.

The Affordable Care Act: New Tools to Fight Fraud, Strengthen Medicare and Protect Taxpayer Dollars

A press release from outlines Medicare fraud prevention tools and provisions of the Affordable Care Act that expand consumer protections.

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