Health care fraud is a serious issue and it can affect everyone, including you.
Results of health care fraud may be inaccurate medical records, lost benefits, increased premiums and medical expenses.
Identity theft occurs when someone obtains your personal information and uses it to bill for medical supplies and services. It is always important to protect your Medicare and health plan insurance numbers, but be especially careful during Open Enrollment. Never give out your Social Security, Medicare or health plan insurance numbers to someone you don’t know. And of course, carefully review your plan statement to ensure all the information is correct.
Besides those precautions, be wary if any of the following occur:
Be wary of persons calling you and offering “free” gift cards in exchange for your insurance or credit card information.
To protect yourself never give your personal information to someone you don’t know. If you receive a telephone call or voice message, hang up and do not press any keys or numbers when prompted even if it is to be removed from their list.
Use our online form to report suspected health care fraud or abuse. This form is completely confidential and you may remain anonymous. Important information you will need to provide to allow the issue to be reviewed is: