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Medical Identity Theft

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What is Medical Identity Theft?

Medical identity theft is when someone steals or uses your personal information (like your name, Social Security number, or Medicare number), to submit fraudulent claims to Medicare and other health insurers without your authorization. Medical identity theft can disrupt your medical care, and wastes taxpayer dollars. You should protect your personal information, check medical bills and statements, and report questionable charges or fraud.

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Who to Contact

Questionable Charges? Contact your health care provider first to see if it's a mistake. If your issue is not resolved by your provider, report the questionable charges to 1-800-MEDICARE or contact your local Senior Medicare Patrol for assistance: 1-877-808-2468 or www.SMPResource.org

Suspect Medicare Fraud? Contact the OIG's fraud hotline.
Online: oig.hhs.gov/fraud/hotline
Phone: 1-800-447-8477 (1-800-HHS-TIPS)
TTY: 1-800-377-4950 | Fax: 1-800-223-8164

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