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How to protect yourself from Medicare fraud with Expert Sharmori Lewis

Posted on 06/20/24

"Nothing But A Number Podcast" Season 1 Episode 10
Tamacia Woolcock

ATLANTA, Georgia — In the latest episode of the “Nothing But a Number” podcast, brought to you by AARP Georgia, we had the privilege of speaking with Sharmori Lewis, the Community Outreach Specialist for the CSRA area Senior Medicare Patrol. With a background in public health and a personal dedication to elder care, Lewis brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to the table, making this episode a must-listen for anyone interested in protecting themselves or their loved ones from Medicare fraud.

[WATCH the video of this podcast episode here]

Lewis explains, “SMP stands for Senior Medicare Patrol, a nonprofit organization funded by the Administration for Community Living. We educate and empower Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers, and family members on Medicare fraud, errors, and abuse.”

Lewis offers an in-depth look into the world of Medicare fraud, sharing her expertise on the most common scams targeting seniors and providing practical advice on how to identify and prevent these fraudulent activities. Her engaging and informative insights, helps demystify the often-confusing realm of Medicare fraud.

“Right now, the hottest scams we're seeing include urinary catheter scams, durable medical equipment (DME) fraud, and the resurgence of genetic testing scams,” Lewis says, emphasizing the importance of vigilance and awareness.

Lewis advises listeners to regularly review their Medicare Summary Notices (MSNs) or Explanation of Benefits (EOBs) to ensure all charges are accurate and to contact their primary care provider if anything seems suspicious. If further assistance is needed, the SMP is just a phone call away at (877) 272-8720.

By understanding the risks and taking proactive steps, you can help ensure that you and your loved ones are protected from Medicare fraud. Listen to our latest episode now and stay informed! Do not miss this episode because it could help protect you or your loved ones from becoming victims of Medicare fraud. Tune in to “Nothing But a Number” on your preferred podcast streaming platform.

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