How To Spot Scams and Avoid Medicare Fraud

In 2022, the government lost around $60 billion to Medicare fraud. Here’s how you can spot scams and avoid Medicare fraud:

◼ Beware of unsolicited phone calls asking to confirm your medical information. Medicare will not call you to ask for this information.

◼ Keep records of the medical services you’ve actually received.

◼ Monitor your Medicare summary statements, even if you have private insurance and receive “explanation of benefits” summaries. These notices can show you whether your insurance information has gotten into the hands of a scammer.

How to avoid Medicare scam targeting 1 in 5 Illinois residents – NBC Chicago