If you have Original Medicare, you have the same rights and protections as all people with Medicare. In addition, you have the right to:
- See any doctor or specialist (including women's health specialists), or go to any Medicare-certified hospital, that participates in Medicare.
- Get certain information, notices, and appeal rights. These help you resolve issues when Medicare may not or doesn't pay for health care. Learn about notices of noncoverage.
- Request an appeal of health coverage or payment decisions.
- Buy a Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap policy).