The official National Report Medicare Fraud Day is the September 12. (Of course, you can, and should, report Medicare fraud any day of the year.)
Ten percent of all Medicare funds are lost due to fraud. Because the government spends $650 billion a year on Medicare $65 billion a year is lost to Medicare fraud. It’s no wonder why we have a national health care crisis!
The money stolen by those cheating Medicare comes out of your pocket, as a faithful citizen and taxpayer. Worse yet, for every dollar lost to Medicare fraud is one less dollar available for our elderly or disadvantaged citizens needing health care. Are you willing to put up with that or do you want to do something about it?
Two ways to report Medicare fraud
There are two ways to report Medicare fraud. They are drastically different, with different ways of reporting and different results.
The first method is to report Medicare fraud under the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) whistleblower reward program, which pays significant rewards. The average is $690,000.
The second is to report fraud directly to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which oversees the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Although CMS does not pay significant rewards, it is easy and can be done anonymously.
This official national report Medicare fraud day website provides you with the tools to report Medicare fraud to DOJ for a reward or directly to CMS. See the links below.