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Senior Medicare Patrol

Medicare and Medicaid fraud, error and abuse affects every American by draining critical resources from our health care system, and contributes to the rising cost of health care for all. Taxpayer dollars lost to fraud, waste and abuse harm multiple parties, particularly some of our most vulnerable citizens.

  • ERROR occurs for example when you are charged for services not provided or services listed on your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN), you did NOT receive. You can resolve errors by contacting your provider directly.
  • FRAUD occurs when someone intentionally falsifies information to deceive the Medicare system. ANYONE can commit fraud.
  • ABUSE occurs when health care providers (i.e. doctors, nurses, caregivers, etc.) or suppliers don’t follow good medical practices, resulting in unnecessary costs to Medicare, improper payments, or services that are not medically necessary.

To report Medicare errors, fraud, and/or abuse call 888-240-7539 or contact your county’s local Senior Medicare Patrol.

Follow the links for more information.

DISCLAIMER: This information, under the Senior Medicare Patrol, Grant Number 90SP0039/01, was supported, in part, by a grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.

Call Vulnerable Person Abuse Hotline at 844-437-6282 to report abuse, neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable adult or click to make a non-emergency report. Call local law enforcement agency or 911 if the situation is a life threatening emergency.

Mississippi Department of Human Services
Division of Aging & Adult Services
601-359-4929 | 601-359-4577 | 800-948-3090
750 North State Street | Jackson, MS 39202

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