Protecting Yourself from Medicare Fraud, Abuse & Identity Theft

Medicare fraud happens when someone intentionally uses your Medicare number to bill Medicare for services or equipment you didn’t get or didn’t need. The culprit could be a care provider, a scam artist who got your patient identification number through a sham clinic, or an employee with access to your records. And it costs the government billions of dollars each year.

What can you do?  Marti Hearn from the Area Agency on Aging SHINE program (Serving Health Insurance Needs of the Elderly) will review what to look out for and how to protect yourself from this ever increasing form of fraud including the latest; Genetic Testing scam as it is costing Medicare billions of dollars and Seniors health benefits are compromised as well as their identities!

Light refreshments provided.  No cost although donations for E3 are appreciated!

Register online or call 437-3127 to register.  Please register by Thursday 8/22/19

Marti Hearn, SHINE Liaison

NWFL area Agency on Aging, Inc.

NWFLAAA/ADRC has been improving the quality of life for Elders since 1979. Target population for NWFLAAA is the Elder (60+) population in four counties of NW Florida: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okloosa, and Walton. Specific functions include: Administer allocated Federal and State funds for delivery of services to the target population; serve as access point for information and services assisting Elders, persons with developmental disabilities, their families, caregivers and the Community; advocating on behalf of an aging society.

The SHINE program was established by the Federal government to Serve the Heath Insurance Needs of Elders by providing free, unbiased services to the following: Medicare Beneficiaries, Caregivers or Representatives, Health Care Professionals, Community Groups, Faith based Organizations and more. SHINE counselors are highly trained volunteers and not affiliated with any insurance company. All counseling records are strictly confidential. They are committed to helping Elders navigate the Medicare program, including answering questions about Medigap, Medicare Prescription Drug plans, Medicare claims, etc.


Speaker: Marti K Hearn, SHINE Liaison

Topic: Protecting Yourself from Medicare Fraud, Abuse & Identity Theft

Date: August 24th, 2019 – 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: Mainstay Education Center

Directions: Google Maps\