Compliance Corner

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.

Compliance Concern?

Contact Julie Duty, Compliance Officer for Union General Hospital


OIG #: 1-800-HHS-TIPS (447-8477)