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New law makes robocalls easier to identify.
Electronic health records may have flaws that endanger patients.
Criminals step up their game this time of the year.
He pled guilty to charges including health care fraud.
Charges included genetic testing, telemedicine, medical equipment.
Feds say he and partners responsible for more than $127 million in claims.
Indictment says he fraudulently billed patients for surgeries not performed.
Company falsely told patients they had less than six months to live.
$60 Billion Lost Annually
Medicare loses billions of dollars each year due to fraud, errors, and abuse. Estimates place these losses at approximately $60 billion annually, though the exact figure is...
Study shows patients are more likely to be hospitalized, die after being treated by later-banned providers.
They fraudulently bill Medicare and use up people’s benefits.
He went door to door in scrubs offering free DNA screening for cancer and other diseases.
The SMP Information and Reporting System (SIRS) is the nationwide, web-based data collection and reporting system that facilitates reporting of SMP activities including: individual interactions, grou...
Hospice care is provided under Medicare Part A for persons whose doctor has certified that they are terminally ill and expected to live six months or less, if the disease runs its normal course. Th...
Survey shows how people avoided scams.
Numerous reports say scammers are using “fear factor” messaging to vulnerable seniors.
Medical Identity Theft
Medical identity theft occurs when a beneficiary’s Medicare number is misused, either by a provider, a supplier, or by someone posing as the real beneficiary in order ...
If you have Medicare, you can protect your identity and help prevent health care fraud by guarding your Medicare card like you would a credit card.
Identity theft from stolen Medicare numbers is bec...
SMPs play a unique role in the fight against Medicare fraud, errors, and abuse. SMP volunteers and staff serve as “eyes and ears” in their communities, educating beneficiaries to be the f...
Company also agrees to 25-year exclusion from federal health care programs.
The $12 million scheme included repackaging single-use catheters.
Across the nation, genetic testing company representatives are offering “free” genetic tests to Medicare beneficiaries. These companies can steal people’s med...
The SMP program offers volunteers an opportunity to make an important difference in their communities. Volunteers take pride in working to ensure that the Medicare program will be protected for futur...
Scheme exploited seniors’ curiosity about genetic medicine.
As telemedicine scams rise, feds crack an international scheme.