Medicare fraud is a problem, a big problem. In fact, as much as 10% of Medicare claim payments are lost to fraud.
Much of that would would not be possible without the patient being complicit or more likely not paying close attention to their claims.
How to spot Medicare fraud Review your Medicare Summary Notices for errors and report anything suspicious to Medicare. Compare the dates and services on your calendar with the statements you get from Medicare to make sure you got each service listed and that all the details are correct. These include the “Medicare Summary Notice” (MSN) if you have Original Medicare , or similar statements from your plan if you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan. They list the services you got or prescriptions you filled. Check your claims early—the sooner you see and report errors, the sooner you can help stop fraud. Log into MyMedicare.gov to view your Original Medicare claims as soon as they’re processed, or call us at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). Check the receipts and statements you get from providers for mistakes.