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Could You Spot Medicare Fraud?

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Medicare fraud has run amok through the system, costing U.S. citizens millions of dollars in waste and corruption. It's up to each and every one of us to be diligent in preventing abuse of our billing and benefits. Knowing what to look for is only half the battle. You must report what you suspect so the agency can follow up on your suspicions. This chart gives a concise summary of what you need to know about spotting Medicare fraud. For more information about Medicare fraud and … Continue reading...

The Epidemic of Senior Loneliness

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Throughout our lifetime we all have experienced an occasional bout of loneliness, or even depression. According to the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry seniors who suffer with loneliness have a 64% higher risk of being diagnosed with dementia. Ten percent of people over 65 years old are “chronically lonely”. And the health effects are profound. Health risks associated with social isolation is equivalent to smoking a pack of cigarettes each day. Loneliness has significant li … Continue reading...

Confused About Medicare Part D, Prescription Drug Coverage?

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Medicare is designed for seniors and the elderly, so it would seem safe to assume the design of the program would be simple to understand and navigate. Right? Well, it was simple, back in the 1965 when President Johnson signed the bill which created Medicare for seniors.   … Continue reading...

Courageous Senior Exposes Medicare Fraud

Spry 82-year-old, Doris Ace, wins a coveted Gracie Award for her undercover work exposing gross Medicare fraud. For the Brian Ross investigation, ABC News used hidden cameras and courageous 82-year-old Doris Ace, Chuchmach's grandmother, to expose an alleged Medicare fraud … Continue reading...

Medicare Fraud Caught On Hidden Video

ABC News catches Medicare Fraud

"Our Medicare system is an honor system, and there's not much honor left in the system." Says, Tim Menke, Office of Inspector General, Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) In this disturbing Medicare fraud investigation by ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent, … Continue reading...

Struggling To Find A Doctor Who Accepts Medicare

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The PBS News Hour health unit traveled to Austin, where the Texas Medical Association -- one of the few state medical societies tracking the problem -- recently found that the number of Texas physicians accepting Medicare patients dropped from 78 percent in 2000 to 58 percent in … Continue reading...