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Lisa Baxter, Aging Service Specialist

Medicare Fraud

Prevention Week

Learn how to protect yourself from medicare fraud. Fraud costs Medicare an estimated $60 billion per year. It costs Medicare beneficiaries time, stress, the security of their medical information, and potentially their health. It costs families, friends, and caregivers in worry and lost work when helping their loved ones recover from falling victim to Medicare fraud.

“Medicare fraud has a devastating impact on both beneficiaries and the Medicare program,” said Renee Labrie-Shanks, Statewide Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program Director. “Current Medicare card and COVID-19 test kit scams illustrate the importance of SMP and the role of educating people how to detect and protect themselves from Medic...