American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Contacting Your Medicare Carrier

AAEM members will note that the recent issuance of the final rule for the Medicare Modernization Act included the provision for physicians to have "unrestricted access to billings submitted in their name." CMS stated that this was an important program integrity safeguard that they intended to monitor. If you have reassigned your Medicare payments to a contract group and have been denied "unrestricted access" to this information you should contact your Medicare carrier. Unrestricted should mean just that and we believe that barriers to obtaining this information such as the need to travel to corporate headquarters does not meet the definition. You can find your carrier by accessing the following link:


AAEM asks that you copy us in on any communications you have regarding this matter so that we may monitor the issue or if you prefer we can make the contact with CMS for you.