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▶KHON2 Living808 – SMP Volunteers: Protecting Kūpuna Against Medicare Fraud

▶KHON2 Living808 – SMP Volunteers: Protecting Kūpuna Against Medicare Fraud

SMP Hawaii’s volunteers play a crucial role in combating healthcare fraud, especially in protecting the elderly and their families. Since 1997, their efforts in educating the community on Medicare fraud detection, prevention, and reporting have been invaluable, saving over $60 billion annually. The inspiring journey of volunteers like Rich and Roberta Mejia showcases the program’s […]
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March 17, 2024

▶KHON2 Living808 – Safeguarding Hawaii’s Seniors: SMP Hawaii’s Fight Against Fraud

▶KHON2 Living808 – Safeguarding Hawaii’s Seniors: SMP Hawaii’s Fight Against Fraud

SMP Hawaii emerges as a guardian in the complex healthcare landscape, offering critical protection to Hawaii’s seniors and their families. With a foundation dating back to 1997, this pivotal organization dedicates itself to the prevention, detection, and reporting of healthcare fraud, errors, and abuse. Its efforts in education, community outreach, and personalized support underscore a […]
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March 14, 2024

Rising Medicare Fraud: 450K Overcharged for Catheters

Rising Medicare Fraud: 450K Overcharged for Catheters

In an alarming report by the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations, over 450,000 Medicare beneficiaries, including retired nurse Linda Hennis, were erroneously billed for urinary catheters in 2023—a stark rise from the 50,000 cases in previous years. Hennis’s account was charged $12,000 for 2,000 catheters she never ordered or received, shedding light on a […]
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March 14, 2024

Printable Guide: Spot & Report Key Medicare Fraud Schemes

Printable Guide: Spot & Report Key Medicare Fraud Schemes

Discover a valuable resource for combating Medicare fraud with our comprehensive tip sheets. Designed for easy printing, these sheets cover a wide range of schemes including ambulance fraud, genetic testing scams, and more. Ideal for community distribution, event sharing, or enlightening family and friends, they serve as a powerful tool in the fight against fraud. […]
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March 14, 2024

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