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New Medicare Cards Arriving Soon – don’t fall prey to scammers
July 18, 2018

Medicare is taking steps to prevent fraud, fight identity theft and protect essential program funding and the private healthcare and financial information of Medicare beneficiaries by removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will issue new Medicare cards with a new unique, randomly-assigned number called a Medicare […]

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June 21, 2018

The New York Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is part of a nationwide education and assistance program working to empower seniors and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report Medicare fraud and waste. You can report suspected problems to SMP. Our staff and trained volunteers work to correct errors and report abuse of the Medicare system to […]

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Senate Health vote by 9/30 – calls needed to NYS House members
September 22, 2017

The US Senate is poised to vote on a new bill called Cassidy-Graham to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. This bill is worse than many previous proposals, and estimates Read more here NYS will be negatively impacted: Five states would see a reduction in federal funds of 30 percent or more from 2020-2026. New […]

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