Protect yourself from Coronavirus Scams

04/01/2020 6:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Tips from Medicare.gov

You may already be taking steps to protect your health during the COVID-19 emergency. Be sure to also protect your identity from scammers by guarding your Medicare Number.

It's easy to get distracted and let your guard down during these uncertain times. Scammers may try to steal your Medicare Number. They might lie about sending you Coronavirus vaccines, tests, masks, or other items in exchange for your Medicare Number or personal information.

Protect yourself from scams:

  • Only share your Medicare Number with your primary and specialty care doctors, participating Medicare pharmacist, hospital, health insurer, or other trusted healthcare provider.
  • Check your Medicare claims summary forms for errors.

How to report Medicare fraud

You can report suspected Medicare fraud by:

  • Calling us at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048.
  • If you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan, call the Medicare Drug Integrity Contractor (MEDIC) at 1-877-7SAFERX (1-877-772-3379).

Have this information before you report fraud:

  • Your name and Medicare Number.
  • The provider's name and any identifying information you may have.
  • The service or item you're questioning and when it was supposedly given or delivered.
  • The payment amount approved and paid by Medicare.
  • The date on your Medicare Summary Notice or claim.


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