If you spot unusual or questionable charges or have trouble reading your medical statement, call SMP Hawaii.
- Contact SMP Hawaii. We can help you correct a possible error that will end up as savings to you and to Medicare.
- The World Privacy Forum estimates that one out of every ten dollars spent on American healthcare is lost to fraud. That amounts to 80 billion dollars each year. Most Medicare and insurance fraud rely upon stolen personal information. Spend a few minutes to check your medical statements. Report any billing errors that you find. You are in a key position to prevent waste and detect possible fraud.
- If you suspect someone has used your medical ID, contact your insurance company right away. If you have Medicare, call the SMP and we will send a report to the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. You also should file reports with your local police department and the Federal Trade Commission.
- By reporting billing errors and suspected fraud or abuse, you play a big part in protecting yourself, family, and friends from healthcare scams and saving the Medicare system for future generations.
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.”