Medicare has released a new data service that makes it easy for you to share your Parts A, Part B, and Part D claim information with a growing list of authorized applications, services, and research programs. You authorize each application individually and you can return to MyMedicare.gov at any time to change the way an application uses your information. MyMedicare.gov’s Blue Button makes it easy for you to download your personal health information to a file. Once you authorize sharing of your information with an application (by using your MyMedicare.gov account information), you can use that application to view your past and current Medicare claims. Having access to your information can help you make more informed decisions about your health care. Blue Button is safe, secure, reliable, and easy to use. By getting your information through Blue Button, you can:
- Download and save a file of your personal health information on your computer or other device, including your Part A, Part B, and Part D claims.
- Print or email the information to share with others after you’ve saved the file.
- Import your saved file into other computer-based personal health management tools.
Visit www.medicare.gov/manage-your-health/medicares-blue-button-blue-button-20 to use Blue Button today.
For Medicare Advantage Plans, only Part D information is available through this service. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, check with your plan to see if they offer a similar service to Blue Button 2.0. Medicare keeps a list of authorized applications.