Medicare fraud wastes a lot of money each year and results in higher health care costs and taxes for everyone. Examples of Medicare fraud include:
- A healthcare provider billing Medicare for services you never got
- A supplier billing Medicare for equipment you never got
- Someone using your Medicare card to get medical care, supplies, or equipment
- A company using false information to mislead you into joining a Medicare plan
You’re the first line of defense against Medicare fraud. You can help by guarding your Medicare number --- treat it like a credit card.