Creating Community Awareness about Medicare Fraud: Development of an Information Packet for Area Agency on Aging Programs

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Identifier 2008_Garcia
Title Creating Community Awareness about Medicare Fraud: Development of an Information Packet for Area Agency on Aging Programs
Creator Garcia, Brooke
Subject Health Care Costs; Vulnerable Populations; Medicare; Medicare Part A; Medicare Part B; Medicare Part C; Fraud; Reimbursement Mechanisms; Health Literacy; Patient Education as Topic; Educational Status; Consumer Health Information; Health Services for the Aged; Community-Institutional Relations; Community Networks; Directory; Hotlines; Aging Populations; Medicare Fraud: Aging Services; Outreach; Community Awareness
Description Educating the community about the presence of Medicare fraud is important to reduce the occurrence of fraud and to protect individuals from being victims of such negligence. Fraud costs the Medicare Program billions of dollars every year. Medicare beneficiaries pay for fraud through higher health care costs. Fraud schemes may be carried out by individuals, companies, or groups o f individuals. Informing beneficiaries of their role in protecting themselves and others against Medicare fraud will increase the likelihood o f these individuals reporting errors and concerns that they find on their Medicare statement. The purpose of this master's project was to create a functional information packet about Medicare fraud prevention that could be utilized by local Area Agency on Aging Programs in the community to educate Medicare beneficiaries about Medicare fraud and their role in fraud prevention. The information packet will be presented in a manner that takes into consideration the older population's needs and impairments.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2008
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Brooke Garcia 2008
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Scanning Technician sg
Metadata Cataloger AMT
Name Brooke Garcia
Type Text
ARK ark:/87278/s6r81cj6
Setname ehsl_gerint
Date Created 2013-01-28
Date Modified 2018-06-08
ID 179495
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6r81cj6
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