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Medicare Tip: Can you spot Medicare fraud?

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

The Senior Medicare Patrol is an educational program designed by the State Health Insurance Assistance program to help consumers learn how to "protect, detect and report" health care fraud.

What can you do if you see suspicious charges on your Medicare Summary Notice or doctor bill?

1) Call your health care provider about the charge. It may be a simple mistake.

2) Call the company that paid for the suspicious charge (shown on your summary notice).

3) Keep a record of visits, tests or procedures in a personal health care journal and compare what you recorded with what you see on your summary notice.

4) If you are not happy with the responses you receive, get help from your local SHIP coordinator.

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