Although Medicare protects customer rights, it is also important that seniors are mindful of these rights. It is more critical than ever to be an aware, empowered, and wise healthcare patient.
1. Work with Medicare experts
2. Protect personal information
3. Know your Medicare rights
3) If you see or suspect Medicare fraud, report it!
According to some statistics, Medicare fraud costs up to $98 billion a year. That equates to nearly 10 to 11% of the entire Medicare or Medicaid budget. Since theft always goes unreported, determining the exact sum is challenging. Therefore make sure to examine your Statement of Benefits and any lawsuits that have been filed on your behalf. Medicare fraud increases the cost of Medicare, so be on the lookout!
Don’t be taken in by this way of thought. You’re not alone!