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Massachusetts Law About Medicare

Best Bet

Medicare.gov. Everything you need to know to manage your medicare benefits, including information on prescription drug options, comparing hospitals, comparing nursing homes, comparing health plans, and learning more about eligibility and coverage.

Laws

42 USC 1395 et seq. Federal Medicare Law.

MGL c.176K Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans

Other Web Sources

Medicare Rights Center. Includes "Medicare Interactive," a source for information on any topic related to medicare. Search, research, or ask a question.

Prescription Drug Plans in Your State, Medicare.gov. After you answer basic questions, like your zipcode, lists plans available in Massachusetts with premiums, contact information, and links to providers.

Resources on the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Kaiser Family Foundation. Includes "key Foundation resources and data on the Medicare drug benefit."

Social Security and Medicare Handbook, Atlantic Pubishing, 2008. Covers how benefits work, and what to do if you are denied. Requires Library Card for access.

Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions: Get the Most Out of Your Retirement and Medical Benefits, Nolo, 2013. Requires Library Card for access.

Taking Care of Your Future: A Legal Checkup, Chapter 4: Medicare Part D. Mass. Bar Association, 2012. Chapter 4 of this 70-page guide covers Medicare.

Print Sources

Maximizing Community Benefits, Advanced Legal Studies, Center for CLE & Academic Conferences, 2009.

Medicare and Medicaid Claims and Procedures, 4th ed.  West, 2005 with supplement.

Medicare Claims Appeals Process Handbook, Aspen Publ., loose-leaf.

Social Security and Medicare Answer Book, Aspen Publ., 2007.

Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions: Get the Most Out of Your Retirement and Medical Benefits, Nolo, 2010.