Ala. Woman Falls Victim to Fraud Due to Identity Theft

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Healthcare fraud, cyberscams, phone scams… when it comes to tallying up the types of fraud seniors face, the list is endless. Add Identity theft fraud to the list. A 43-year-old Alabama woman pled guilty to identity theft and bank fraud. She stole more than $300,000 from an elderly resident at the senior center where she worked as a resident […]

50 Years of Medicare

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Did you know? 2015 is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Medicare. Medicare was officially signed into law on July 30, 1965. Today, there are more than 54 million people enrolled in the program. How else has Medicare served Americans in the past 50 years? The Center for Medicare Advocacy developed this infographic below to […]

Obama Makes Qualifying Individual Assistance Program Permanent

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Last week, President Obama signed into a law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), which makes the Qualifying Individual (QI) assistance program permanent. This act provides protection for our country’s most vulnerable seniors with Medicare. According to the National Council on Aging, about 500,000 low-income individuals with Medicare will no longer have […]

Florida Ophthalmologist Indicted in Medicare Fraud

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A North Palm Beach, Fla., ophthalmologist has been indicted for Medicare fraud in which he allegedly submitted false claims and created fraudulent entries on patient’s medical charts. Sixty-one-year-old Salomon Melgen was charged with 46 counts of health care fraud; 19 counts of making, presenting and filing false, fictitious and fraudulent claims; and 11 counts of making false statements […]