ABC News highlighted California’s Senior Medicare Patrol project in their recent report on durable medical equipment (DME) fraud in the Los Angeles area. Julie Schoen, our SMP Project Director was interviewed along with a Spanish-speaking beneficiary who was tricked into a wheelchair scam. The short clip includes tips on how to recognize and avoid Medicare fraud scams.
Here’s the video: Medicare Fraud Costs Taxpayers Billions
The Wall Street Journal and Silver Planet also highlighted our SMP project. Their articles provide excellent consumer advice on how to prevent Medicare fraud and report suspected fraud:
- How to Join the Fight in a New Crackdown on Medicare Fraud (Wall Street Journal)
- Volunteer Program Targets Medicare Fraud (Silver Planet)
See Medicare Fraud for more information.