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May 29, 2024 Fraud & Scams

Wisconsin Governor Proclaims June 3 – 9, 2024, as Medicare Fraud Prevention Week

We are proud to announce that Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has officially proclaimed June 3 – 9, 2024, as Medicare Fraud Prevention Week!

Medicare Fraud Prevention Week Proclamation

Medicare Fraud Prevention Week focuses on the actions everyone can take to prevent Medicare fraud, errors, and abuse. Medicare Fraud Prevention Weeks runs the week of June 5, or 6/5, because most people become eligible for Medicare when they turn 65. Medicare Fraud Prevention Week is hosted by the Administration for Community Living and the Senior Medicare Patrol.

This week is important because Medicare loses an estimated $60 billion each year due to fraud, errors, and abuse, though that number is impossible to measure. Every day, issues related to these problems affect people across the country, including right here in Wisconsin, costing them time, money, and well-being.

The most effective way to stop Medicare fraud from occurring is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Learning how to prevent it and then sharing what you learn with others is how Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers, family members, partners and professionals, and the whole community can participate in this week.