Nursing Home Fraud-Protect yourself


What can you do to stop nursing home care fraud?

⚫️ Read your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) or Explanation of Benefits (EOB) to compare the services Medicare was charged with what you received.
⚫️Be sure you work with your doctor to enroll you in any skilled nursing facility (SNF) therapy services you may need and to determine medical necessity for these services
⚫️Do not accept gifts (such as money, gift cards, or groceries) in return for choosing a nursing home in which to receive skilled nursing.
⚫️Do not sign forms that you do not understand, including a Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON), an Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN), or any form that is blank.
⚫️Report charges on your MSN or EOB for services or visits you did not receive.
⚫️Report charges on your MSN or EOB for services that are different than what you received.
⚫️Report quality-of-care complaints to your local SMP and the Beneficiary Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO).

Contact the #SeniorMedicarePatrol to report nursing home care fraud in Montana: 1 800 551 3191.