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“Seat warmers” answered phones in nearly empty offices.
Medicare details things you can do.
Hospitals wrongly admitted patients and billed for expensive diagnoses.
They unbundled to defraud health care insurers.
August 2018 story described nonemergency transports.
Resources are available for March 3-9 events.
Part of the conspiracy involved falsification of patient encounter notes.
It resolves allegations of submitting false claims for genetic test.
Beneficiaries may have seen changes to Parts A, B, and D
Here are tips for supervising volunteers from a distance
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...
Home health, hospice highlighted.
Cases include cheaper wheelchairs, telemarketing for braces.