CMS starts campaing to warn seniors of Medicare fraud
Posted Jun 23 2010 12:00am
As we are entering the doughnut hole season for seniors covered by Medicare Part D, the fear of fraud tends to run rampant during this season. To counter this, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services has started a campaign via TV, radio and print to warn seniors of the potential fraud threat.
David Sayen, Medicare Administrator for California, stated, "We know whenever change occurs in Medicare benefits, there are people out there who try to take advantage of seniors in some way. They may say, 'I'll file for your benefits,' for example, or come up with some other scam to get part of your rebate. The important thing for Medicare recipients in the Part D doughnut hole to know is that this rebate is automatic."