Medicare Fraud Prevention Week

June 9, 2023 • By

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Last Updated: June 12, 2023

SSA Talks GraphicDid you know that Medicare fraud costs Americans an estimated $60 billion per year? It also affects Medicare beneficiaries in terms of time, stress, and health.

Learn how to protect yourself and others against these scams. Join Social Security and the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) for Medicare Fraud Prevention Week from June 5-11, 2023.

You can remember the start date as “6-5,” as most people become eligible for Medicare when they turn 65 years old. Everyone plays a part in the fight against fraud, including:

  • Medicare beneficiaries.
  • Caregivers.
  • Families.
  • Partners and professionals.
  • Health care providers.
  • Community members.

The SMP welcomes any stories or testimonials from people who have been helped by its fraud prevention. These stories are very important in the fight against fraud and can help others avoid this frustrating, costly experience. If you have a testimonial that you would like to share, please submit it here.

To promote Medicare Fraud Prevention Week, we have an observance webpage for public education as well as professional resources and materials. Available materials include a social media toolkit with images and posts, and a media toolkit with a timeline for preparation. We will continue to add new information and material as they become available. You can subscribe to our email list to stay informed.

For more information about Medicare and how to sign up, please visit Social Security’s website. You can also review the agency’s Medicare publication for further details. Please share this information with family and friends who need it – and post it on social media.

Our posting of this blog does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of any non-Social Security organization, author, or webpages.

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Senior Medicare Patrol

Senior Medicare Patrols (SMPs) empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse.


  1. Annette L.

    The Fairview St. John’s breast center purposely lied about my mother, sister and my breast cancer. To assum our identity because of our inheritance. They even got Mayo, Piper, Jane Brattain, CDI, Midwest Radiology/ St. Paul radiology. These were people I know and trusted. beware they are stealing retirements too.

  2. Annette L.

    This group with my cousin Joann shimota, Robert Weinman, Lisa Patterson, Melody Greger, Marty Tambornino, Carolyn, pat and Michelle Henning, Nancy Kratzke, Christine Johnson, Jeffrey Barkmeier, Jon Warling Mark Barress, Victoria Voss, Landy Sandquist, Alexander muschenheim, Jon and Amy DuPont have been stealing social security accounts, retirement accounts, inheritance from everyday death notices, CDs, IRAs, Savings bonds, native Americans identities, war Vets benefits. Anything to scam our system. The ones in charge work for M Health Fairview, the rest never worked a day in ther lives. Using unsuspecting individuals Medicare and Medicaid, making us have bills. Stealing stimulus payments. Trying to steal Disney from the true heirs. Someone needs to stop them.

  3. Mark R.

    I have been receiving covid tests for months. Sometimes 4 or 4 deliveries in a single month. Medicare is bill about $100.00 for each delivery and I am powerless to stop them.

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