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California Senior Medicare Patrol issues fraud alert

The California Senior Medicare Patrol is warning people of several instances of fraudulent hospice enrollments in Butte County.

Posted: Jul 8, 2019 4:02 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The California Senior Medicare Patrol is warning people of several instances of fraudulent hospice enrollments in Butte County.

The patrol issued an alert, stating that it is getting several reports about a hospice company that is giving presentations and visiting seniors at their home, and enrolling them into hospice even though they do not have a terminal illness.

The hospice company misleads people into enrolling in hospice by offering beneficiaries housekeeping, home health, nurse visits and free medication, according to the patrol.

Additionally, the hospice company is claiming it is a different branch of hospice and that services are covered by Medicare through Obamacare. 

Anyone with information about local fraudulent hospice enrollments is encouraged to call 1-855-613-7080.

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