The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) sponsors a call-in radio program, “Medicare Talk,” on 1600 am radio/ WWRL. On Saturday, July 6 at 12:00 noon there will be a program on Medicare 2013. Kathy Dunphy responds to questions and offers tips on how you or your family can best use their Medicare benefits. (This program is aired live on the first Saturday of each month at 12:00 to 1:00 PM). The program also offers important tips on helping the New York State Senior Medicare Patrol program reduce Medicare fraud. The New York State SMP fraud hotline is 877-678-4697.
A few of our residents have received telephone calls with the caller stating that he was ready to deliver the Medic Alert system that the resident had ordered, or else making reference to a Medic Alert system. As one resident reported, she informed the caller that she had never ordered a Medic Alert system and then hung up. This is the correct response. Never give out personal information over the telephone.
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