Have you or your patients received robocalls, text messages, or emails offering COVID-19 tests in exchange for your Medicare Number? Be careful! Scammers are selling fake and unauthorized at-home COVID-19 test kits in exchange for the patient’s personal or medical information.
Your patients should be alerted that they should NEVER give out their Medicare Number for COVID-19 test kits!
Make sure to purchase FDA-approved COVID-19 test kits from legitimate providers. Over-the-counter or at-home tests are available for sale around the U.S. at many reputable and trustworthy retailers and pharmacies.
Remember, each household in the U.S. can also have four free COVID-19 at-home tests shipped directly to their home at no cost. Visit COVIDtests.gov to order tests or learn more about testing.
If you suspect fraud, call 1-800-MEDICARE to report it.
Watch the video below for 5 things to know about COVID-19 fraud.