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Jun 24

Medicare Scam Alert

CMS has become aware of a scam where perpetrators are sending faxes to physician offices posing as the Medicare carrier or Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC). The fax instructs physician staff to respond to a questionnaire to provide an account information update within 48 hours in order to prevent a gap in Medicare payments. The fax may have the CMS logo and/or the contractor logo to enhance the appearance of authenticity.

 

Medicare fee-for-service providers, including physicians and non-physician practitioners, should be wary of this type of request. If you receive a request for information in the manner described above, please check with your contractor before submitting any information. Medicare providers should only send information to a Medicare contractor using the address found in the “Downloads” section of the CMS Web site at one of the following links:

 

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNGenInfo/

 

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicareProviderSupEnroll

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