Learn to detect potential errors, fraud, and abuse.
Even when you do everything right, there is a chance that you could
be a target of health care fraud. There are a lot of ways that your
personal information can be used without your permission.
Here are some steps you can take to detect potential errors, fraud,
Always review your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) and Part D
Explanation of Benefits (EOB) for mistakes. Access to your current
Medicare account is available 24 hours a day. Simply visit www.MyMedicare.gov.
Keep records of your health care visits, services and equipment
provided, significant lab results, etc. The SMP personal
health care journal or a pocket calendar is a good place to make
Keep and file copies of any bills or notices from insurance
companies, doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, etc., as well as cancelled