Here are 5 quick tips on ways you can spot and prevent fraud. If you like this U.S. Department of Health and Human Services widget, consider putting it on your website and blog too to help spread the word!
Has anyone approached you in a public area and offered FREE services, groceries, or other items in exchange for your Medicare number?
JUST WALK AWAY!
Has someone called you for a “health survey,” then asked you to provide your Medicare number over the phone?
SIMPLY HANG UP THE PHONE!
Have you found suspicious charges such as high-priced medical services or diagnostic tests on your medical bills? These could be fraudulent charges.
Call 1-800-MEDICARE AND REPORT IT!
Have doctors, health care providers, or suppliers told you that the equipment or service is free, it won’t cost you anything, and they only need your Medicare number for their records?
JUST SAY NO THANKS!
Guard your Medicare and Social Security Numbers. Report Fraud to the Office of the Inspector General.
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