When Medicare providers intentionally submit claims to Medicare for services not provided, unnecessary medical services or they double bill or up-code (bill for a higher value service than the one provided), they are committing Medicare fraud. These are but a few of the examples of Medicare fraud. You as a Medicare beneficiary and a taxpayer can help prevent this fraud, waste and abuse by contacting the Senior Medicare Patrol of New Jersey at 732-777-1940 or our toll free hotline at 877-SMP-4359 (877-676-4359.) Remember, providers who are committing Medicare fraud are stealing from you, the American taxpayer. Let’s join together and continue the fight against Medicare fraud, waste and abuse.