File a Complaint

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Beneficiary and Family Centered Care-QIOs (BFCC-QIOs) can help when you have a concern about the quality of the medical care you are receiving from a healthcare facility (e.g. hospital, nursing home, or home health agency) or professional. You can file a formal Medicare complaint through your BFCC-QIO.

Examples of quality of care concerns include but are not limited to:

  • Receiving the wrong medication
  • Receiving an overdose of medication
  • Receiving unnecessary surgery
  • Receiving unnecessary diagnostic testing
  • Experiencing a change in condition that was not treated
  • Receiving a misdiagnosis
  • Receiving inadequate discharge instructions

A Medicare beneficiary can contact their BFCC-QIO if he or she:

  • Needs to discuss the quality of care received;
  • Wants to file a formal quality of care complaint; or
  • Needs help understanding his or her Medicare rights.

A beneficiary can call 1-800-MEDICARE if he or she:

Trained staff is available to provide:

  • Answers to your questions about complaints and the filing process
  • Assistance with completing the Quality of Care Complaint Form
  • Translation services

You or your representative may contact your BFCC-QIO to have a Medicare quality of care complaint form sent to you by mail. Or you can access the Medicare quality of care complaint form online. Our Locate Your QIO page can help you find your state’s BFCC-QIO, or you can find it by checking the list below.

You can submit your complaint by mail or fax (emailed forms can not be accepted):

Mail: Download the Medicare quality of care complaint form, complete and mail to your BFCC-QIO’s address.

Fax: Download the Medicare quality of care complaint form, complete and and fax to your BFCC-QIO’s fax number.

You can learn more about filing a complaint on Medicare.gov.

BFCC-QIO Contact Information by Region or State

Northeast and Caribbean:
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Virgin Islands, Vermont

Mid-Atlantic and Southeast:
Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia

Mountain, North Central, and South:
Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming

Midwest:
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin


West:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington