AARP recently unveiled an online tool aimed at helping senior citizen beneficiaries fully understand their quarterly health care statements. This tool will aid in fully informing seniors of all charges the Medicare program has paid, along with dates, billing codes and a description of the medical service. The AARP website urges senior citizens to use this tool to identify errors on their bill as well as to spot fraud.
CMS has made numerous efforts over the years to enlist the help of Medicare beneficiaries to detect and report Medicare Fraud.
An effective compliance program is the best defense against billing errors that can lead to complaints or allegations of Medicare fraud by beneficiaries. If you have any questions regarding Medicare billing or development of a compliance program, please contact a Wachler & Associates attorney at 248-544-0888.