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How to file a Grievance

What is a grievance?

A grievance is a type of complaint that does not involve payment or denial of services by NHC Advantage. For example, you would file a grievance if:

  • You have a problem with things such as the quality of your care during a hospital stay;
  • You feel you are being encouraged to leave your plan;
  • Waiting times on the phone, at a network pharmacy, in the waiting room, or in the exam room are too long;
  • Waiting too long for prescriptions to be filled;
  • The way your doctors, network pharmacists or others behave;
  • Not being able to reach someone by phone or obtain the information you need; or
  • Lack of cleanliness or the condition of your doctor’s office
Who can file a grievance?

A grievance may be filed by any of the following:

  • You may file a grievance
  • Your authorized representative
Why file a grievance?

You are encouraged to use the grievance procedure when you have any type of complaint with NHC Advantage, especially if such complaints result from misinformation, misunderstanding, or lack of information.

Where can a grievance be filed?

Where can a Grievance Be Filed?

File a standard grievance over the phone or in writing to:

Phone: 1-844-854-6886 (TTY 711)

Fax:  1-833-610-2380


NHC Advantage
Appeals and Grievances Department
PO Box 5849
Glen Allen, VA 23058

File a complaint directly to Medicare by filling out the complaint form.

Can I expedite a grievance?

Yes, you may file an expedited grievance by calling: 1-844-854-6886 (TTY 711).

If you disagree with NHC Advantage’s decision to extend the timeframe on your organization’s determination or reconsideration, or NHC Advantage’s decision to process your expedited request as a standard request. In such cases, you may file an expedited grievance and receive a response within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt.