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Submitted by Pat Ridenour

SMP, Medicare & Drug Diversion

Medical Identity theft occurs when a beneficiary’s Medicare # is misused either by a provider, a supplier, or by someone posing as the real beneficiary in order to receive medical care. A good way to prevent this is to use a paper shredder for any mail that needs to be thrown out that may have sensitive information. Also, never give that number out unless you know exactly who you are talking to and why they need it. In Montana, durable medical equipment has been received and paid for by Medicare for people who never ordered it and...



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