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Medicare Fraud Awareness

by Mary Jane Stern A few weeks ago I was asked to process a couple of credit cards through a person’s credit card processing service and they were going to pay their friend back in cash. I was given the information and decided not to proceed because somehow it felt like I was participating in…
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Tougher Penalties for Medicare Scammers

By Mary Jane Stern During July 2010 Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Seblius made South Florida their first stop of a seven city itinerary for Regional Healthcare Fraud Prevention Summits as part of the Obama Administration's effort to crack down on health care fraud. A recent study reported South…
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Medicare Fraud Can Lead To Identity Theft

by Mary Jane Stern Medicare recently redesigned their website (www.medicare.gov) and there are a lot of new and interesting areas to explore.  One that caught my eye was to a government website about Medicare fraud (www.stopmedicarefraud.gov). Because of the confusion with Health Care Reform, there were various scammers out-and-about and one in particular dealt with…
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How To Report Medicare Fraud

by Mary Jane Stern Do you suspect Medicare fraud?  Are you reluctant to report it?  Reporting any type of fraud helps protect yourself, Medicare and millions of others who might be a potential victim. Every Medicare beneficiary receives a payment notice from Medicare. It’s called the Medicare Summary Notice (MSN).  Take a few minutes to…
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