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
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
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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