Every company or agency that works with Medicare must obey the law. You can't be treated differently because of your race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, or sex under certain conditions. Also, your rights to health information privacy are protected. If you think that you haven't been treated fairly for any of these reasons, call the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights for your state, or call toll-free 1-800-368-1019. TTY users should call 1-800-537-7697. You can also visit www.hhs.gov/ocr on the web for more information.
(Primary Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Medicare and You Handbook. This content may have been enhanced by Q1Group LLC to include further examples, explanations, and links.)