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Protecting Yourself and Your Medicare Coverage Article by Texas Senior Medicare PatrolGenetic testing scams are currently a widespread issue throughout the country. Scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries cheek swabs for genetic testing to obtain their Medicare information for identity theft or fraudulent billing purposes. What is Genetic Testing Fraud? Genetic testing fraud occurs when Medicare is billed for a test or screening that was not medically necessary and/or was not ordered by a

Health Care Scams Cost Medicare Beneficiaries Billions Article by Senior Medicare PatrolThe Medicare program and Medicare beneficiaries lose an estimated $60 to $90 billion each year to health care fraud as older adults are increasingly targeted by scam artists. This fact sheet provides basic information and tips you can use to help prevent health care fraud in your facility.Senior center and senior housing staff are in a unique position to help

Reduce Energy Costs with Help from Hill Country Community Action, Inc. If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), VA Means-Tested Program Income, or otherwise qualify for assistance, you could receive free installation of weatherization materials and education. Services you may qualify for include:Ceiling, wall, and floor insulation Caulking/weather stripping Duct sealing/air infiltration measures Tune up or replacement of inefficient heating & cooling systems/appliances Refrigerator Energy Star Windows Water heater insulation