What’s on Your Medicare Statement?
Some people with Medicare are getting unordered COVID tests in the mail – lots of tests – and Medicare is getting the bill. Others don’t get tests but find charges for tests on their Medicare statements. People report that they don’t remember agreeing to orders or recognize the names of the companies that charge them. Frauds like this, along with mistakes and abuse, cost Medicare an estimated $60 billion each year and steal people’s time and energy. During Medicare Fraud Prevention Week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is joining the Senior Medicare Patrol program in looking for ways to help prevent fraud, errors, and abuse. Read a story from the FTC.
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