If someone asks you for your information, for money, or threatens to cancel your health benefits if you don’t share your personal information, hang up. Remember: Medicare will never call you uninvited to request personal or private information in order for you to get a new Medicare card.Medicare won’t charge you for a new card. If a caller claims you need to pay … [Read more...] about Hang Up on Medicare Card Scams
Have you suddenly lost access to your doctor? Are your specialists refusing to see you? Are you unable to get your prescriptions at the pharmacy? If any of these are true, you may have been tricked into signing up for hospice, a program that is medically unnecessary for you. Hospice is an important benefit, covered by Medicare, and it is meant for Medicare beneficiaries … [Read more...] about Have You Been Tricked into Signing Up for Hospice?
“You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” Dame Cicely Saunders, nurse, physician and writer, and founder of hospice movement (1918 – 2005) This quote sums up the essence and importance of Medicare’s hospice coverage. It is an essential benefit that … [Read more...] about Hospice Matters & Hospice Fraud Harms
Follow these steps to prevent Medicare ID fraud: Keep your Medicare and Social Security cards secure.Don’t share your numbers with anyone but your health care team.If someone calls and asks for your Medicare information, hang up. Medicare will only call you if you’ve called and left a message or a representative said that someone will call you back.Check your statements … [Read more...] about Protect Your Medicare – Follow These Tips to Prevent Medicare ID Fraud
Between Oct 15 – Dec 7, you can make changes to your health coverage. Medicare's Open Enrollment is one of the few times you can return to Original Medicare, switch MA and/or Part D drug plans, or join a health plan. Yet, navigating so many plans and choices can be confusing and creates a ripe environment for fraud. For free, unbiased Medicare information and assistance, … [Read more...] about Medicare’s Open Enrollment is in Full Swing – Watch for Open Enrollment Scams