Deter: Protect Your Personal Information
- Guard your Medicare and Social Security Numbers carefully. Treat them like you would treat your credit cards.
- Be suspicious of anyone who offers you free medical equipment or services and then requests your Medicare number. If it's free, they don't need your number!
- Do not let anyone borrow or pay to use your Medicare ID card or your identity. It's illegal and it's not worth it!
- If your Medicare card is lost or stolen, report it right away. Call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) for a replacement.
Contact Julie Duty, Compliance Officer for Union General Hospital
OIG #: 1-800-HHS-TIPS (447-8477)