Medicare does not give out DNA Kits

Medicare does not give out DNA kits Share this page Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In July 19, 2019 by Lisa Lake Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Here’s one that goes to show just how creative scammers can be. The FTC is getting reports that callers claiming to be from Medicare are asking people for their Medicare numbers, Social Security numbers, and other personal …

Medicare Summer Health Tip

Gardening this summer? Whether you’re new to gardening or have a green thumb, remember to keep your health and safety a priority. Did you know that gardeners can be prone to tetanus infections? Tetanus lives in the soil and enters the body through breaks in the skin, especially when using sharp tools, digging in the dirt, or handling plants with …

Don’t Be Misled by False Medicare or Social Security Ads

Online and otherwise, there’s a lot of information out there, and sometimes it’s difficult to tell what sources are credible. With millions of people relying on Social Security, scammers target audiences who are looking for program and benefit information. The law that addresses misleading Social Security and Medicare advertising prohibits people or non-government businesses from using words or emblems that …

New Part D Policies Address Opioid Epidemic

New Part D Policies Address Opioid Epidemic As part of our prevention efforts, we’ve introduced new Medicare Part D opioid safety policies to reduce prescription opioid misuse while preserving medically necessary access to these medications. The new opioid policies include improved safety alerts at the pharmacy for Part D beneficiaries who are filling their initial opioid prescription or who are …

From Social Security

Protecting your information is an important part of Social Security’s mission. You work hard and make a conscious effort to save and plan for retirement. Unfortunately, fraud and scams are a part of our current reality. Scammers try to stay a step ahead of us, but our cyber-security programs help us protect the information entrusted to us. Despite the techniques …

Have you not received your new Medicare card?

If you have not received your new Medicare card? Look around the house for any old or unopened mail. Your new Medicare card will come in a plain white envelope from the Department of Health and Human Services. Sign in to MyMedicare.gov to get your number or print your official card. Now that we’ve finished mailing new cards, your new …

2018 – Client Success Stories

Client Success Stories – 2018 1. When you qualify for Medicaid, it’s safe to say you don’t have extra spending money and meeting your basic needs can be challenging. I met with a client who has been on disability for a long time. He came in for an annual review of his Medicare prescription coverage. Because he is dually eligible …

CMS NEWS – Oct 12

CMS announces 2019 Medicare Parts A & B premiums and deductibles Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2019 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for Medicare Parts A and B. “CMS is committed to empowering beneficiaries with the information they need to make informed decisions about their healthcare,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. “In addition to …

Surgeon General Releases Spotlight on Opioids

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids calls for a cultural shift in the way Americans talk about the opioid crisis and recommends actions that can prevent and treat opioid misuse and promote recovery. The Spotlight – the Surgeon General’s newest update on opioid addiction – also provides the latest data on prevalence of substance misuse, opioid misuse, …

Prevent osteoporosis

Many people don’t know they have osteoporosis until they break a bone. Did you know Medicare can help you prevent or detect osteoporosis at an early stage, when treatment works best? Talk to your doctor about getting a bone mass measurement (bone density). If you’re at risk, Medicare Part B covers this test once every 24 months (more often if …