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, CHA’s SMP Project Director was interviewed along with a Spanish-speaking beneficiary who was tricked into a wheelchair scam. Tips for avoiding becoming a victim are clearly presented in this short clip.
Here’s the video:
Medicare fraud costs taxpayers billions
The two articles below in the Wall Street Journal and Silver Planet also highlight our SMP and provide good advice on how consumers can 1) prevent Medicare fraud and 2) report suspected fraud.
See Medicare Fraud for more information.