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Key Contacts for Medicare Beneficiaries

State

Organization Telephone Web Address
Texas Medical Foundation Health Quality Institute 1-800-725-9216 tmf.org
Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) 1-800-252-9240 hhs.texas.gov/
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) 1-888-963-7111 dshs.state.tx.us
Texas Health Care Information Collection Center 512-776-7261 www.dshs.state.tx.us/thcic/default.shtm

2-1-1 (access to information about health and human services in your local community)

2-1-1 www.211texas.org/211
The Legal Hotline for Texans (a project of the Texas Legal Services Center that offers legal advice and referrals to Texans 60 and older, and people on Medicare because of a disability) 1-800-622-2520 www.tlsc.org/legal-hotline-for-texans.html

Federal

Organization Telephone Web Address
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (federal agency that administers Medicare, the nation´s largest health insurance program) 800-MEDICARE
(800-633-4227)
cms.gov or medicare.gov
Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213 socialsecurity.gov
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 1-877-696-6775 hhs.gov
Administration for Community Living 202-401-4634 acl.gov/contact
Eldercare (a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families 1-800-677-1116 eldercare.gov
The Older Americans Act aoa.gov
Healthfinder (a service of HHS) healthfinder.gov
Novitas Solutions (Medicare administrative contractor) novitas-solutions.com
Texas Medicaid Program 1-800-252-9240 hhs.texas.gov/services/health/medicaid-chip
American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) 1-800-424-2277 aarp.org

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Last updated: 12/27/2017