Medicare Fraud

You're the first line of defense against Medicare fraud and abuse. Here are some ways you can protect yourself, your loved ones, and Medicare from fraud.

MEDICARE FRAUD FIVE Ws

WHO did you see?
WHEN did you see this person?
WHERE did you see this person?
WHY did you see this person?
WHAT did this person do for you?


Compare the medical bill with your records. Watch for and talk with the provider about any discrepancies or errors. If you cannot resolve the problem, report the situation to 801-229-3819.

Be aware of how identity theft can happen.

Skilled identity thieves use a variety of methods to steal your personal information, including:

  • Dumpster Diving. They rummage through trash looking for bills or other paper with your personal information on it.
  • Skimming. They steal credit/debit card numbers by using a special storage device when processing your card.
  • Phishing. They pretend to be financial institutions or companies and send spam or pop-up messages to get you to reveal your personal information.
  • Changing Your Address. They divert your billing statements to another location by completing a "change of address" form.
  • "Old-Fashioned" Stealing. They steal wallets and purses; mail, including bank and credit card statements; pre-approved credit offers; and new checks or tax information. They steal personnel records from their employers, or bribe employees who have access.

This identity theft information applies to the protection of your health care and social security benefits.  Don't be fooled by scammers.