These medical supply houses will hound a Medicare recipient sometimes up to three times a day to try to get their information or help. There are a ton of warning signals that jump out where these fraudulent companies are operating. Keep an eye out for:
You can help protect your Medicare benefits from being abused to, although on a more personal level.
Medicare fraud doesn’t just cost citizens taxpayer dollars. According to Gary Cantrell, Deputy Inspector General for Investigations for HHS, “Medicare fraud also exposes some of our most vulnerable citizens to identity theft, and, in some cases, endangers patients’ lives.”
“the indictment will be dismissed in 18 months if the defendants agree not to accept any more Medicare kickbacks and pay unspecified restitution. They do not have to admit wrongdoing before a judge.”
Fast Facts and True Stories about Health Care Fraud In 2008, Americans spent $2.34 trillion dollars on health care. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) estimates that between 3 and 10 percent (between $70 billion and $234 billion) was lost to health care fraud. $234 billion dollars is roughly the equivalent to the Gross Domestic …