Beware of Latest Medicare Scam DNA/Genetic Testing Scheme

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SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY MAY 18, 2019

The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida and the SHINE/SMP (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders/Senior Medicare Patrol) Program have become aware that older adults are being targeted by companies promoting “free” genetic testing, cancer screening, or DNA testing.  Older adults are being targeted at senior centers, housing complexes, community public health fairs and also at home with requests to provide their medicare number and personal information for what they are told are reimburseable preventative medical testing. This scam is resulting in fraudulent charges and leaving many Medicare beneficiaries liable for significant charges.  More information on how to prevent and report health care fraud and abuse is available at the link below or by calling the toll-free Helpline at 866-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER).

Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida

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