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What Is A “Medicare Summary Notice?"

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If you are signed up for Medicare Parts A and B and you are getting health care services, you will get a “Medicare Summary Notice” (MSN) every 3 months. The MSN is not a bill. The MSN will tell you what health care services Medicare covered over the past three months. If you did not get any health care services over the past three months, you will not get an MSN for that time period.

Read your MSN carefully. Sometimes the MSN will have mistakes that you could end up paying for. Call the Maine Senior Medicare Patrol program at 1-877-353-3771 to get help understanding Medicare billing and your MSN.

You can appeal any Medicare decision. To find out how to appeal a Medicare decision, see “What if I disagree with a Medicare decision?” below.