By Mary Ellen Benzik, MD
March 24, 2020
Hi, this article is to let you know that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) recommends the following ways to protect yourself from fraud:
"OIG is alerting the public to these fraud schemes so that patients and families –from their own homes – can take steps to ensure they are receiving legitimate medical care and protect themselves, said Christa A. Grimm, Principal Deputy Inspector General for OIG. "We will not tolerate these scams in which fraudsters try to enrich themselves by preying on unsuspecting patients to steal personal and medical identity information. With our law enforcement partners, we will be vigilant in our investigation and enforcement against those who exploit this emergency.
"We remain committed to protecting the millions of beneficiaries across the country and supporting the dedicated health care professionals who are working so hard to serve the public during this pandemic."
Contact National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline
Last Updated 3/24/20
Mary Ellen Benzik, MD
Dr. Benzik is the iCare Chief Medical Officer.
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