The Managed Care Answer Guide Patient Advocate Foundation

739 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Suite 704 Newport News, VA 23606 (757) 873-6668 E-mail: [email protected]

1998 Guide to Health Insurance for People with Medicare, The Medicare Handbook

Medicare Helpline: 1-800-444-4606

Health Care Financing Administration: New Medicare site:

Assistance Programs

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation

Ombudsman Program

910 Woodmont Avenue, #4607

Bethesda, MD 20814

E-mail: [email protected]

The Ombudsman Program helps families of children with cancer and survivors of childhood cancer resolve a range of problems, including insurance coverage difficulties. Local groups appoint a Parent Advocate who works with the treatment center on behalf of families.

Medical Care Management Corporation

5272 River Road, Suite 650 Bethesda, MD 20816-1405 (301) 652-1818

email: [email protected]

Working for a range of clients, including health plans, employers, and patients, MCMC conducts independent, objective reviews of high-technology medical care cases to assist in decision-making. While it does charge for its services, MCMC also offers a volunteer program for those who cannot afford to pay.

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