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If you suspect Medicare fraud is occurring, please feel free to report it here today. "Medicare fraud is defined as knowingly and willfully executing, or attempting to execute, a scheme or ploy to defraud the Medicare program or obtaining information by means of false pretenses, deception, or misrepresentation in order to receive inappropriate payment from the Medicare program."

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April 9, 2019 -- Des Moines - The Associated Press reported today that federal authorities have broken up a $1.2 billion Medicare scam centered on orthopedic braces.

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January 9, 2019 -- New Medicare Phone Scam Reported in Dubuque County -- A new phone scam has been reported in Dubuque County.

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November 1, 2018 -- New SSA Phone Scam -- There's a new phone scam targeting Social Security beneficiaries.

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July 5, 2018--Iowans Report Back Brace Medicare Scams --Three Iowans have reported to SMP that they were called by a business...

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August 31, 2018--Social Security Issues Warning -- For the fourth time this year, Social Security is warning seniors about fraudulent Social Security and Medicare communications targeting their benefits and their wallets. It can be difficult to tell what sources are credible...

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Last Updated 05/08/2019 (JLR)

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