Know How to Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud!

A Strange Request for Your Medicare Info, Could Actually be Fraud.

At HomeTown Insurance & Financial Services, Inc., our agents are certified to help you with Medicare.

From Medicare, here are 3 tips to protect yourself from fraud and scams:

  1. If you get a call, text or email asking for your Medicare Number, don’t respond. Don’t give your Medicare card or Medicare Number to anyone except your doctor or people you know should have it.
  2. Check your Medicare Summary Notices (MSNs) or claims statements carefully. If you see a charge for a service you didn’t get or a product you didn’t order, it may be fraud. If you suspect fraud, report it at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
  3. Guard your Medicare card like it’s a credit card.
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Spotting Medicare Fraud

Medicare.gov reports that Medicare fraud can usually lead to higher costs, and higher taxes for everyone! If you suspect somethings strange when someone calls to ask you for your Medicare information, it very well could be a scam.
Also, there are unscrupulous healthcare providers whom have added charges via double charging for one thing, adding extra healthcare equipment that wasn’t received, and other examples.
Protect your Medicare number, and don’t pass it out to others over the phone. Fraudulent claims have been made using an unknowing person’s Medicare number.

More info from medicare.gov

Additional information about spotting, and reporting suspected Medicare fraud is available from medicare.gov @ this link.

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