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COMMUNICATING WITH INTERMEDIARIES AND CARRIERS
Medicare contracts cover the rights and obligations of Intermediaries, Carriers, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Requests for action or information not specifically authorized by such contracts should not be made. Any questions in this regard should be addressed to the Office of Internal Customer Support, Acquisition and Grants Group, Division of Medicare Contractors. Email to: OICS-AGG-DMC@HCFA.GOV

Intermediary-Carrier Directory
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Care Financing Administration

Blue Cross of California

National Heritage Insurance Company

Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Company

Assistance with Coding & Billing Issues:

     Physician Reimbursement Systems (PRS)
     California Medical Association

E&M Guidelines:

     AMA Update

Communicating with Lawmakers:

    Find Your District / State Assemblyperson 
    On-Line Congressional Directory
    Write to Congress
    Search for your Congressional Reps

Medical Reference Sites:

    American Urological Association, Inc.
    American Medical Association
    Medline
    Mediconsultant.com
    Medscape.com 

Insurance Company Info Sites:

    Department of Insurance  - - call 1-800-927-4357
    California Healthcare Foundation

Government Sites

    Federal Government Links
    State Government Links
    Your Government - A Guide to California Officials, Agencies  
     & Laws

Healthplan & Provider Sites:

   Health Rights Hotline
   Healthscope

Note about Links:
At certain places on the CUA Internet site, live 'links' to other Internet addresses can be accessed. Such external Internet addresses contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions or organizations independent of CUA. CUA does not endorse, approve, certify, or control these external Internet addresses and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of information located at such addresses. Use of any information obtained from such addresses is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, and timeliness. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by CUA
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