Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud
About Medicare Fraud
Medicare fraud occurs in several ways, most frequently when Medicare is billed for services or supplies that the member doesn’t receive. There are regulations to protect you against Medicare fraud, but it can still happen.
Next Steps for Victims of Medicare Fraud
If you find something unusual on a claim or statement, call your doctor or medical provider first. It may be a simple error – but if it’s not, report it immediately.
If you think you have encountered possible fraud, you can contact any of the agencies listed below for assistance.
- Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users call 1-877-486-2048 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Fraud Hotline of the Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services at 1-800-447-8477. TTY users call 1-800-377-4950.
- Jefferson Health Plans’ Special Investigations Unit 1-866-477-4848. TTY users call 1-877-454-8477.
- Federal Trade Commission's ID Theft Hotline at 1-877-438-4338. TTY users call 1-866-653-4261.