Federal law entitles you to access your credit report for free: Incorrect, Try Again. Correct!
Three times a year. Each of the three major credit bureaus is required to provide you with a free credit report each year.
With a reverse mortgage, you: Incorrect, Try Again. Correct!
Borrow money against the equity in your home. (Repay at the time of death or sale of home.)
How much money is believed to be lost to Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse each hour? Incorrect, Try Again. Correct!
Approximately $6.8 Million
What is Medicare Advantage? Incorrect, Try Again. Correct!
Medicare replacement. Someone with Medicare Advantage is still enrolled in Medicare, they are just receiving the benefits from a private insurance company.
Medicare Advantage and drug plans may call and email to market their plans to people with Medicare. Incorrect, Try Again. Correct!
False. Medicare health and drug plans are not allowed to cold call, visit uninvited, or send emails.
The best way to cut down on pre-approved credit card offers is to: Incorrect, Try Again. You receive a call from a sweepstakes – you are a WINNER!!! You just need to wire the taxes immediately to begin receiving your weekly checks. What do you do? Incorrect, Try Again. Correct!
This is a scam. Callers promise their targets $7,000 a week for the rest of their lives.
How do you know if Medicare has paid for a service you did not receive? Incorrect, Try Again. Correct!
Read your MSN. Look for three things:
Charges for something you didn’t get. Billing twice for the same service. Services that were not ordered by your doctor. Scam artists can easily make your Caller ID show a familiar number, like your bank. Incorrect, Try Again. Correct!
True (Caller ID Spoofing)
How should you handle an unwanted call from a telemarketer? Incorrect, Try Again. Correct!
Federal law requires telemarketers not to contact you again if you ask them to stop.
You receive a phone call from someone claiming to be Medicare. The caller states that a refund is due to you and you only need to give them your Medicare number and bank account information to receive the refund. You should . . . Incorrect, Try Again. If a Medicare prescription drug plan leaves the program they will? Incorrect, Try Again. Correct!
Send enrollees a letter. Don’t believe a caller who states that they are with your drug plan and need information.
Medicare is issuing new Medicare cards in order to change your Medicare number. Incorrect, Try Again. Correct!
Don’t believe callers claiming to be with Medicare, issuing new Medicare cards.
How many Americans are estimated to be the victims of financial scams? Incorrect, Try Again. “Free” blood pressure screenings are offered at a mall. When you arrive, they ask for your Medicare number. Should you be suspicious? Incorrect, Try Again. Correct!
Yes. If a service is being offered for free, they don’t need your Medicare number.
You receive a bill from a physician that you have never seen. This is definitely fraud. Incorrect, Try Again. Correct!
False. The bill might be from a radiologist who read an x-ray for example.
How many healthcare claims does Medicare process each day? Incorrect, Try Again. Which of these programs does not cover long-term care expenses? Incorrect, Try Again. You are contacted by a company who offers you a scooter, at no charge. When you receive the Medicare Summary Notice, you notice that Medicare has been billed for a power wheelchair. You: Incorrect, Try Again. Correct!
Report the concern. Your physician must prescribe mobility equipment for you. A company should not be contacting you. Also, power wheelchairs are paid for by Medicare at a much higher rate than scooters.
You attend a diabetes education seminar. At the seminar, you are offered free diabetic shoes. The speaker states that he will take care of all of the paperwork for you. You should: Incorrect, Try Again. Correct!
Speak with your physician. Your physician is aware of the specific care you need and must prescribe treatment for you before it is received.
What must a scammer have in order to commit fraud? Incorrect, Try Again. Correct!
Both things must be in place in order for a scammer to bill Medicare. If one is removed, the scammer is unable to submit claims.
If you suspect that a provider has billed Medicare for a service you did not receive, who can you call? Incorrect, Try Again. Correct!
Call the physician first. If you are not comfortable doing that, call Medicare or the Missouri SMP. The important thing is that you let someone know.
What should you carry in your billfold in case you need emergency care? Incorrect, Try Again. Correct!
In Case of Emergency Card. Only carry your Medicare card with you if you are going to receive healthcare services.
If you need healthcare services, ask your: Incorrect, Try Again. Correct!
Physician. He/she should order what you need PRIOR to receiving it.