Friday, April 22, 2016

Free program in Wheeling on Medicare fraud

Altenheim Resource & Referral Services is hosting a free program on Fighting Medicare Fraud on Thursday, April 28 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Special guest speaker will be Marcia Meeks, the WV State Health Insurance Information Program Director and the Director of the Medicare Fraud Patrol in West Virginia. Marcia is with the WV Bureau of Senior Services in Charleston, WV.

The program will be held at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1343 National Road, Wheeling WV in the downstairs Fellowship Hall. (There is an elevator for those who need it – just come in the main entrance in the rear of the church and the elevator is immediately on the right.) Parking is available at the church. Refreshments will be served.

"Fraud is a big problem in many areas of our lives today. People call us claiming to be IRS representatives, Microsoft technicians, and banking agents. Others call to try to scam us saying they are from our credit card companies or from Social Security. Medicare is no different. People and businesses will try to bill your Medicare for services you did not receive. These scams costs millions of dollars and compromises the Medicare system."

Come to the program and learn how to fight Medicare fraud and learn what to do if you’ve been a victim. The program is free and open to all who are interested!

Reservations are required for this program. Reserve your seat by Wednesday, April 27 at 12 noon. Call 304 243-0996 for reservations and more information.

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