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Learn how to detect errors & fraud.

Prevention alone cannot stop all fraud, abuse, and errors. We should also be aware and watchful of inaccuracies and needless waste in our health care system.  As health care consumers we are in the best position to notice any inaccuracies. By detecting potential problems, we can help reduce the amount of money lost to waste, abuse and errors, a reduction that benefits all of us.

Keep records of health care visits, services or equipment received, test results, etc. The Wisconsin Senior Medicare Patrol provides a My Health Care Tracker as a tool to help keep information all in one place.

Guidelines for using your My Health Care Tracker ask yourself these questions before your health care appointment:
Save copies of bills received from your doctor, hospital, pharmacist, supplier, or other health care provider.

When you receive your Medicare Summary Notices (MSNs) and Explanations of Benefits (EOBs) open and review them to make sure everything is correct. Here are some things to look for:

Do You Have Questions or Concerns? Call and Ask.

Ask questions of your provider, 1-800-MEDICARE, or your other health care insurance when:

Order a My Health Care Tracker