Did you know that one out of every seven Medicare dollars goes to fraud, waste and abuse? That Medicare fraud, waste and abuse cost you $13 billion?
To help address this national problem, ASIA partners with Pro Seniors (based in Cincinnati, OH), who receives funding from the Administration on Aging. This project helps older Americans be wiser health care consumers. Seniors are taught to better understand their Medicare statements so they can detect potential fraud and errors and then take the appropriate steps to correct them.
For this project, Pro Seniors trains ASIA’s older adult volunteers who are often retirees. The volunteers then in turn educate groups of other older adults throughout the community about illegitimate Medicare practices or provide individual assistance to those questioning the accuracy of their statements.
For more information, please contact Heidi Lum (firstname.lastname@example.org).