Why should I bother to question Medicare or my insurance company—isn't appealing a waste of time?
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Last Update: August 16, 2006
Not at all. You have the right to appeal any health care decision made by Medicare, your doctor, hospital or a Medicare private health plan—and you have a good chance of winning
. In fact, most appeals turn out in favor of the person appealing. Remember, you don't have to take no for an answer.
To learn more about appealing, click on the links in the GO TO box.
This information was provided by the Medicare Rights Center (MRC), the largest independent
source of health care information and assistance in the United States for people with Medicare.
Founded in 1989, MRC is a nonprofit organization that helps older adults and people with
disabilities get good, affordable health care.
You can learn more about MRC at www.medicarerights.org