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Simple, quick tips can motivate volunteers
SHIP Watch article gives tips on what to do.
CMS completes rollout ahead of schedule.
She wants them to hang up on unsolicited callers.
Beneficiaries can see what Original Medicare covers.
Medicare statements outline payments made on a beneficiary’s behalf for Medicare covered services. There are two primary types of statements received by Medicare beneficiaries: Medicare Summary...
In all of them, the scammers identify themselves as from Medicare.
Prosecutors say he charged for meds prescribed to dead people.
The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program relies on volunteers to serve the Medicare beneficiaries within their states and territories. Without sound volunteer policies, there are inherent risks to SM...
Bulk of False Claims Act settlements came from health care.
Beginning in 2009, the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA), which is now part of the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), implemented a Volunteer Risk and Program Management (VRPM) project ...
Employees instructed not to send results to doctors.
The SMP program is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL). The SMP grants are cooperative agreements between ACL and the project o...
It is not unusual for SMPs to get reports from beneficiaries that they were solicited to subscribe to a prescription drug discount card. Though widely available, these cards are a controversial subje...
Home health, hospice highlighted.
Cases include cheaper wheelchairs, telemarketing for braces.
Scheme included hastening patients’ deaths.
He implanted unnecessary pacemakers.
Surgical procedures were performed regardless of need.
She was ordered to pay over $2.7 million in restitution.
She explains her brush with Medicare fraud.
Medicare FFS rate is lowest since 2010.
Consumers can see payment differences.