Senior Care Fraud

Financial abuse is the #1 type of senior abuse. This remains true for activities within the entire senior care industry as certain individuals and companies take advantage of both government programs and by marketing to seniors who may be lonely or experiencing some memory loss.

Medicare fraud has resulted in billions (yes, billions with a “b”) in fraud. New attention to lack of checks and balances with Medicare programs is resulting in a movement to create better systems and to report fraudsters.

The Wall Street Journal has filed a lawsuit for access to payments to medical doctors from Medicare to assist with creating more accountability. Read more about Wall Street Journal lawsuit.

Whistleblowers for Medicare

Always Review Your Medicare Invoices to make sure services and dates are accurate. Report any instances of inappropriate billing or solicitation for unneeded services to the Medicare Whistleblower hotline.

The Office of Inspector General Hotline for Reporting Fraud

(Whistleblowers maintain confidentiality of reporting suspected fraud)

By Phone:1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477)
By Fax:1-800-223-2164 (no more than 10 pages please)
By E-Mail:HHSTips@oig.hhs.gov
By Mail:Office of the Inspector General
HHS TIPS Hotline
P.O. Box 23489
Washington, DC 20026

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