How to Use MyMedicare.gov: Medicare’s Free Service for Accessing Personalized Medicare Information
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MyMedicare.gov is Medicare’s free, secure, online service for managing personal information regarding Original Medicare benefits and services. Original Medicare beneficiaries can create an account with MyMedicare.gov and use it to check information about their coverage, enrollment status, and Medicare claims.
Integrated with Medicare.gov, MyMedicare.gov keeps your Medicare information private and only accessible to you. Use the Blue Button to download your data to a file that you can open in Microsoft Excel. View your On the Go Report to get a summary of all the relevant information that Medicare has about your health so that you can bring it to your doctor visits.
You can help your doctor get access to all the necessary information about your Medicare coverage, drugs, and health records to provide you with the care you need. Get your MyMedicare.gov On the Go Report and keep it with you so doctors can help you. You never know when you might need to see a doctor while you’re out of town, and not every doctor has your personal list of medications.
Your health information on MyMedicare.gov is made available to you through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Here’s a link to CMS guidelines for handling your personal health data and maintaining your privacy.
Remember, you play an important role in protecting your personal information (including your Social Security number) from unlawful access. Always log out of your MyMedicare.gov account after you are finished with your session. Do not share your login information with anyone. Keep your username and password stored in a safe place.
MyMedicare.gov has all the functionality and navigation that exists on Medicare.gov, with a similar looking site and identical menu options. The difference is that on MyMedicare.gov, you can create a secure account to keep all of your personal health-care information confidential.
To set up your account for the first time, you’ll need to provide the following information:
- Your Medicare number (found on your Medicare card)
- Mailing address
- Date of birth
- Effective date for Medicare Part A
Make sure that your mailing address matches the address that the Social Security Administration or Railroad Retirement Board has on file for you.
Once you’ve set up an account, you’ll be able to use MyMedicare.gov to manage your Medicare benefits, including:
- Checking the status of your Medicare claims
- Reviewing your personal health records, prescription drugs, and preventive services.
- Finding information on your Medicare costs, eligibility, and enrollment.
- Printing an “On the Go Report” that summarizes your medical information for your doctors.
If you have questions, go to MyMedicare.gov Help for access to some important features of MyMedicare.gov, including information on what to do when you’ve forgotten your MyMedicare.gov password and how to get technical assistance. You can use the Live Chat service to get assistance with a customer service representative, or call 1-877-607-9663 to reach MyMedicare.gov technical support.
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