Senior Medicare Patrol hosts Medicare Fraud Prevention Week

MISSOULA, Mont. — Senior Medicare Patrol is helping to fight against fraud for its first-ever Medicare Fraud Prevention Week starting June 5 through 11.

Medicare loses around $60 billion through fraud every year. And it also creates negative impacts on Medicare beneficiaries’ security of medical information, stress, time and potentially their health.

According to Statewide Senior Medicare Patrol Program Director Renee Labrie-Shanks, the program helps protect individuals and the Medicare program through educating people on Medicare fraud prevention.

Missoula Aging Services released the following:

Fraud costs Medicare an estimated $60 billion per year. It costs Medicare beneficiaries time, stress, the security of their medical information, and potentially their health. It costs families, friends, and caregivers in worry and lost work when helping their loved ones recover from falling victim to Medicare fraud.

Source: Senior Medicare Patrol hosts Medicare Fraud Prevention Week / NBC Montana

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