New App Displays What Original Medicare Covers

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new app that gives consumers a modernized Medicare experience with direct access on a mobile device to some of the most-used content on Medicare.gov. The new “What’s Covered” app lets people with Original Medicare, caregivers and others quickly see whether Medicare covers a specific […]

Federal Trade Commission Scam Warning

The Federal Trade Commission is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to get your Social Security number and even your money. In one version of the scam, the caller says your Social Security number has been linked to a crime (often, he says it happened […]

Charles Clarkson’s guest appearance on Aging Insights

The newest episode of Aging Insights is titled, Medicare Cards and More (Episode 83). On this program, Melissa Chalker speaks with Mary McGeary, Director of the SHIP Program at NJ Div. of Aging Services and Charles Clarkson, Project Director of Senior Medicare Patrol of NJ. Our guests remind us about all of the ins and […]

The Cost of Medicare Fraud

Medicare fraud, waste and abuse costs taxpayers an estimated $60 billion a year.  When Medicare dollars are used to pay fraudsters, all taxpayers suffer. 

Medicare Fraud, Waste and Abuse

When Medicare providers intentionally submit claims to Medicare for services not provided, unnecessary medical services or they double bill or up-code …

Do You Worry About Your Elderly Parents?

SMP and Jewish Family Services do also. The following tips will help you protect your loved ones from being a victim of a Medicare scam…

Data Breach Puts Your Medicare Identity at Risk

“To make matters worse, Equifax is a critical partner of the Internal Revenue Service, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…