Fight Medicare Fraud

It has been awhile since we’ve talked about Medicare fraud, but this does not make it any less important for you to stay alert. According to a report released by congress, every year billions of  American taxpayer money was lost to fraud, waste, abuse and improper payments. That is more than 10 percent of Medicare’s total budget!

The official U.S. government site for Medicare,, lists two ways you can help fight Medicare fraud.

1. Never give your Medicare number to get a free offer or gift.

2. Always check your Medicare statement for errors, like equipment or services you never got.

Bottom line: “Protect your Medicare by protecting your Medicare number”. This site also provides additional tips and educational articles to help you combat this growing problem.

Learn tips to prevent fraud

Learn how to spot fraud

Learn how to report fraud

Find out what you need to know (if you’re in, or thinking about joining, a Medicare health or drug plan)

Find your local SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol)

First of all, use these resources provided to you to help fight Medicare fraud! As a result, you will stay alert and educated on what to look for and how to keep your information safe.

Because you took the extra time now you will save headache and trial later. Seems worth it to us!