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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Medicare and Medicaid programs were signed into law on July 30, 1965. President LBJ is pictured at the signing ceremony in Independence, Missouri at the Truman Library. Former President Truman is seated beside him. LBJ held the ceremony there to honor President Truman's leadership on health insurance, which he first proposed in 1945.
Telephone numbers and web link information related to specific Medicare questions.
HERE to Find Medicaid and CHIP program information by state
Click HERE to Access the State Resource Center for Medicar and Medicaid
Contact Information for People with Medicare
Medicare Service Center: 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227)
Medicare Service Center TTY: 877-486-2048
Report Medicare Fraud & Abuse: 800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477)
See "Related Links Inside CMS" below
Contact Information for People with Medicaid
Medicaid is a state administered program and each state sets its own guidelines regarding eligibility and services. Please refer to the "Related Links Inside CMS" for a list of State Health Departments.