Protecting your personal information is the best line of defense in the fight against healthcare fraud and abuse. Every day, consumers get ripped off by scam artists. Medicare and Medicaid lose billions of dollars each year. You can make a difference!
Treat your Medicare, Medicaid and Social security numbers like a credit card number. Never give these numbers to a stranger.
Even when you do everything right, there is a chance that you could be a target of healthcare fraud. There are a lot of ways that your personal information can be used without your permission.Always review your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) and Part D Explanation of Benefits (EOB) for mistakes. Access to your current Medicare account is available 24 hours a day, simply visit MyMedicare.gov.Compare your MSN and EOB to your personal health journal and prescription drug receipts to make sure they are correct.Look for three things on your billing statement:
If you suspect errors, fraud or abuse, report it immediately! You will protect other people from becoming victims and help to save your Medicare benefits.
Here are the steps you should take to report your concerns and abuse: