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The biweekly SMP News features news of interest to the SMP network. New scams alert the public to be on guard. Justice articles detail criminal prosecutions. Stories that include SMPs show how effective their outreach is all over the country. SMP News includes tools, knowledge, and resources helpful for anyone who wants to learn about health care fraud, errors, and abuse. 

Survey finds Medicare Beneficiaries at Risk from Card-Replacement Scams

AARP Delaware Joins in Campaign to Help Keep Scammers from Conning Enrollees As a major federal government initiative is underway to issue new identification cards to the Medicare beneficiaries in Delaware and nationwide, an AARP survey finds that a majority of those...

Medicare Takes Steps to Prevent Fraud

Medicare Takes Steps to Prevent Fraud

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 &...

How to Avoid Medicare Scams

Don’t fall for these schemes designed to steal your personal or credit card information. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began mailing out new Medicare cards in April 2018. The new Medicare cards contain a unique Medicare number instead of Social...

New Medicare Card Scams Hit Nationwide

Medicare started mailing new Medicare cards to beneficiaries in April and will finish mailing them nationwide in a year. They have a new look but, most importantly, they have unique numbers that are different than the Social Security numbers previously used on the...

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