This month, we’re highlighting SMP partner Carla Diaz! Carla has worked at California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) for 9 years, assisting clients with fraud and abuse cases. CRLA is a nonprofit law firm serving low-income residents all over the state of California. During her 9 years, she has seen firsthand how Medicare fraud affects beneficiaries, and just how much … [Read more...] about SMP Partner Spotlight ~ Meet Carla Diaz!
Emma got a phone call from a nice gentleman saying her cardiologist had ordered a cardiac genetic test kit for her. “Oh, well that’s a surprise,” she said. But the man assured her that her doctor wanted to screen for her risk of heart disease. As the caller said he had her doctor’s name and her Medicare number, Emma relaxed and remarked, “Well, this is mighty kind of my … [Read more...] about Genetic Testing Scams Are Rising – Protect Your Medicare
Did you know that fraud costs Medicare an estimated $60-80 billion per year? It also costs Medicare beneficiaries in time, stress, their medical identities, and potentially their health. It costs families, friends, and caregivers in worry and lost work when helping their loved ones recover from falling victim to Medicare fraud. Medicare fraud has a devastating impact on both … [Read more...] about Fraud Prevention Week Teaches Everyone How to Prevent Fraud
By Cassandra Ng, Administrative Assistant This month, we’re highlighting SMP Ambassador Wayne April! After retiring 5 years ago, Wayne joined Pasadena Village to have an outlet to participate in activities, such as their monthly hiking group and Friday walks, where participants take turns leading 1-2 mile walks around Pasadena. He also chairs their Education committee, … [Read more...] about SMP Ambassador Spotlight ~ Meet Wayne April!
Scammers may offer you cardiac genetic testing in order to obtain your Medicare information for fraudulent billing purposes or possibly medical identity theft. Don’t fall for it. Remember: Only give your Medicare number to trusted providersDo not accept a genetic test kit from cold call or robo-call Download our Cardiac Genetic Testing Fraud Alert. Available … [Read more...] about Beware of Cardiac Genetic Testing Scams