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Medicare Fraud Alert

 

March 7, 2019



Durable Medical Equipment (DME) has been an area ripe with fraud for many years. The Wyoming Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is seeing an increase in fraudulent phone calls and media ads directed to Medicare beneficiaries, offering back, neck, and other types of braces. In many situations, the caller falsely claims to be a Medicare representative checking on a patient’s arthritis or back pain. The scammers then obtain the Medicare recipient’s personal information, add the name of an unknown referring medical provider to the order, ship the DME to the beneficiary, and bill Medicare. Medicar...



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