Tips for people who are wrongfully billed for Medicare costs

Here’s another article that has some important information in it for anyone that is on Medicare. Yvonne

Our Office for Older Americans recently released a consumer advisory with tips for people with disabilities and older consumers to respond to a wrongful bill if they are enrolled in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program (QMB). The QMB Program prohibits doctors, suppliers, and other providers from billing QMB enrollees for Medicare costs when they receive covered services. Yet we’ve heard from people with disabilities and older consumers through complaints submitted to the CFPB reporting that debt collectors repeatedly attempted to collect these types of bills, or sent this information to credit reporting companies.

Check out the tips and learn more here:
www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/what-do-if-youre-wrongfully-billed-medicare-costs

Our Office of Financial Empowerment and the Office for Older Americans work to provide people with disabilities and older consumers with tools to make wise financial choices and stay on track with their finances.

Thank you,

Vanessa Krueger Office of Financial Empowerment Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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