Medicare Fraud Prevention

  • Fraud Prevention

Earlier this month we had a blog post about how there is legislation to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. But until Social Security numbers are removed from the card, it is very important this card is protected with Fraud Prevention Systems.

What can you do to protect your Medicare card? Some people suggest making a color copy of your Medicare card and scratching out your Social Security number, and keep your Medicare card at home in a secure location. This action makes ID validation a little bit harder just in case your Medicare card were to fall in the wrong hands.

Another step you can take is to make sure you review your credit reports and Medicare statements on a regular basis. Medicare.gov recommends following these steps:

  1. Review your Medicare claims to make sure they are accurate. Check them early the sooner you see and report errors, the sooner we can stop fraud.
  2. Learn how to protect your personal information.
  3. Be on the lookout for suspicious activity.