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Other Website Resources

To provide you with a variety of additional sources of information, we compiled this list of relevant websites:

Administration on Aging
This agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides information on services for the elderly, especially those that enable them to remain independent.

Advance Directives
It's helpful to have this kind of document — a set of written instructions that a person gives, specifying what actions should be taken for their health if they are no longer able to make decisions due to illness or incapacity.

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
This government-funded resource strives to be "a current, comprehensive, unbiased source of information about Alzheimer's disease." All information and materials are reviewed by the National Institute on Aging, scientists and health communicators for accuracy and integrity.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), this federal agency administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and health insurance portability standards.

FDA Certified Mammography Facilities
Updated weekly, this list helps users find certified mammography facilities in their local area.

Fight Fraud
See how BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is helping to protect you against fraud and abuse, which can be dangerous to your health and your financial wellbeing.

Get Help With Your Rights & Protections
This site links you to information about the Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman. This is a person that is available to assist people with Medicare.  They can help with information about your Medicare coverage, your Medicare rights and protections, and how you can get issues resolved.

Medicare Complaint Form
You can use this form to submit feedback about issues with your Medicare plan.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)
The NIA is the primary Federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer's disease research. Since 1974, the NIA has been at the forefront of research activities dedicated to understanding the nature of aging, supporting the health and wellbeing of older adults, and extending healthy, active years of life for more people.

Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare
This site provides comprehensive information and tools for people interested in Medicare, as well as existing members. Visitors can compare plans, get help with prescription drug costs and much more.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Free assistance for Tennessee Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about their health insurance. Get answers on everything from benefits and claims, supplemental policies, long-term care insurance and more from trained volunteer counselors.

Tennessee Senior Olympics
Thousands of Tennesseans aged 50 and over stay active by competing in a wide variety of athletic competitions — ranging from archery to volleyball and everything in between. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has proudly sponsored the Tennessee Senior Olympics for more than 30 years.

 

Medicare 101

Learn more about Medicare. Our 101 Guide gives you a simplified look at this complicated thing called Medicare.

Medicare 101 GuidePDF

 

For Caregivers

Taking care of your loved one and yourself is important. Get the resources and tools you need to stay confident and healthy throughout your Medicare journey.

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