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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