Fraud Alert: Nationwide Brace Scam


Scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries orthotic braces that are supposedly free to them and covered by Medicare. If a beneficiary has received unwanted or unneeded braces and that equipment is billed to Medicare, then Medicare may deny a brace that the beneficiary needs in the future.

  • Read an Office of Inspector General story and watch a video to learn how to protect yourself. 
  • Your local Senior Medicare Patrol can also help, so contact your SMP with concerns. 



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