This has to do with records retention

Should I be keeping the summaries of payments I get from Medicare that they pay to providers or can I shred them?

I just changed both of them to electronic record keeping today.

Lucky Dog

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I wish I had downloaded summaries of payments for my reference. I haven’t needed any of them for proof of payment but for a history of providers and dates of care.

Medicare and your Advantage/Medigap provider normally keeps a number of years of EOBs online.

If they document deductible medical expenses, you might want to keep them for 7 years.

I think that situation is rare. Most can be discarded once the bills are paid and all sides are satisfied. But if any aspect is disputed, you will want to keep them until its resolved.

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