At Globelivemedia we explain what you should do if you want to file a complaint about the treatment of a Medicare doctor or if you feel that you have not received quality treatment from this federal program.
Medicare is one of the largest federal programs in the United States, providing health insurance for people 65 and older, as well as young people with a disability or people with end-stage renal disease.
It is a program that has helped millions of older adults, who, in turn, should know that they have the right to file complaints in case they have not been treated correctly by a doctor.
To do this, Medicare has specific protocols to support patients and policyholders who feel they have not been treated correctly.
At Globelivemedia we explain how to file a complaint about the treatment of a Medicare doctor in the US.
How do I file a complaint about a Medicare doctor’s treatment?
To file a complaint about a doctor’s treatment (this involves unprofessional conduct or medical incompetence), you should contact the state medical board in your state of residence directly.
If you want to file a complaint about the quality of your treatment, you should contact the Family and Beneficiary Treatment Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO).
This includes all complaints related to:
1) Errors in the prescription of medicines: such as having received the wrong medicine.
2) Inappropriate or unnecessary surgeries: such as having been operated on for a condition that could have been treated with medication or physical therapy.
3) Inappropriate or unnecessary treatment: such as receiving treatment that you did not need.
4) Not receiving adequate treatment after having a condition that has changed: such as not receiving treatment after having developed a complication.
5) Being discharged too soon: like being sent home in severe pain.
6) Receive medical discharge without appropriate indications.
To file a complaint with the BFCC-QIO, you can go to their website and select your state of residence to find out where to go.