Volunteers Needed to Help Seniors from Being Targets of Fraud, Abuse



Volunteers are needed to educate seniors to protect, detect and report if you suspect that you have been a target of errors, fraud, waste, and abuse and how to report it.
 

Protect
 
Protect yourself from Medicare errors, fraud, waste, and abuse.   You can make a difference in the following ways:
 
Never give your Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security Numbers to strangers.
Medicare will not call or visit to sell anything to you.
Do not carry your Medicare or Medicaid card unless you need it.
Keep a personal health care journal or calendar.
Save all Medicare Summary Notices and Part D Explanations of Benefits.
 
Detect
 
Learn to detect potential errors, fraud, and abuse by taking the following steps:
 
Always review your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) and Part D Explanations of Benefits (EOB).
Compare your MSN and EOB to your personal health care journal.
Look for the following on your billing statements:
Charges for something you did not get; billing for the same thing twice; services that were not ordered by your doctor.
 
Report
 
If you think that you have been a target of errors, fraud, waste, and abuse, take the following steps to report it:
First, call your provider with any questions; if you are not satisfied with your provider or plan’s explanation, call Edith Lewis, your Senior Medicare Patrol Coordinator at 800-264-0643 for assistance.
 
If you would like to volunteer to be part of the Senior Medicare Patrol, call Paula Snorton, RSVP Coordinator at 270-821-2252 or Edith Lewis, SMP Coordinator at 800-264-0643.    A free training will be held on Wednesday, June 5th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. at PACS office, 1100 S. Liberty Street, Hopkinsville. Lunch will be provided.  Call today and sign up for this training that will empower you against fraud, waste, and abuse.
 
Senior Medicare Patrol is funded in part by the U.S. Administration on Aging through Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government, acting by and through The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.

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Topics : Social Issues
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Locations : Hopkinsville
People : Edith LewisPaula Snorton
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