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Health Care Fraud, Errors and Abuse (General)
Contributor: Vera Watson, New Mexico
Date: 7/3/2012
Important telephone numbers and websites to use to report health care/consumer fraud and scams in New Mexico
Contributor: Julie Schoen, California
Date: 6/28/2012
Medicare fraud and general fraud presentations
Contributor: Adele Ching, Hawaii
Date: 5/8/2012
How to read your Medicare Summary Notice
Contributor: Anita Hoy, Vermont
Date: 3/29/2012
The Savvy Seniors performances have been a popular training model in Vermont. This toolkit contains prop lists, skit material, scene design, suggested materials and structure, etc., so that you can organize your own performance troupe in your state. Also, translation to Hindi is included. Savvy Seniors performances lead to audience interaction, volunteer socialization, a better understanding of the issues and risks, etc.
Contributor: Talvin Herbert, South Carolina
Date: 3/14/2012
Designed to teach and broaden SMART FACTS entry knowledge
Contributor: Julie Schoen, California
Date: 2/8/2012
Updated PowerPoint
Contributor: Betty Balderston, Maine
Date: 1/27/2012
Fraud presentation that accompanies info card/mailer by the same name
Contributor: Betty Balderston, Maine
Date: 11/30/2011
Can someone steal your Medicare benefits? This mailer provides examples of Medicare fraud and contact information for the Maine SMP.
Contributor: Adele Ching, Hawaii
Date: 11/16/2011
Medicare Open Enrollment sales and marketing abuses
Contributor: Anne Andre and Renee Labrie-Shanks, Montana
Date: 11/2/2011
Regional radio commentary on SMP program and Medicare waste, fraud and abuse
Contributor: Kathy Kupetz, Colorado
Date: 10/3/2011
One-page flyer with reasons not to sell a Medicare card
Contributor: Adele Ching, Hawaii
Date: 9/12/2011
Yearly Wellness Exam was added to the Tests and Screenings section
Contributor: Julie Schoen, California
Date: 8/22/2011
Powerpoint and Low Literacy Brochure for Chinese
Contributor: Adele Ching, Hawaii
Date: 8/18/2011
What is DME fraud; protect yourself; report errors
Contributor: Susan Johnson, Virginia
Date: 8/1/2011
Virginia SMP Bus Ad for inside metro transit buses
Contributor: Amanda Carter, Georgia
Date: 7/6/2011
The Medicare Messenger is a short monthly presentation provided to partners and volunteers and is used to disseminate information. This is an example of the Medicare Messenger. This presentation highlights current scams and a Medicare topic. A handout is also provided to the audience regarding the topic.
Contributor: Adele Ching, Hawaii
Date: 6/29/2011
Risks of Medicare identity theft; precautions to take
Contributor: Erin Weir, Illinois
Date: 5/23/2011
PowerPoint presentation on Medicare's rules for Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and fraud involving DME
Contributor: Erin Weir, Illinois
Date: 5/23/2011
Tips on how to protect yourself from durable medical equipment fraud
Contributor: Erin Weir, Illinois
Date: 5/23/2011
Tips on how to protect yourself from insurance plan marketing fraud
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