Important Notice: DME Fraud Warning – May 2016

May, 2016

RE: Fraud Warning

Dear Patient:

We have been advised that some of our patients are receiving calls from organizations claiming to be working with Medicare and asking for your physician’s name. As always, please do not disclose any personal information via telephone calls of this nature. Once the information is received, the entity sends a prescription to your provider requesting signature for durable medical equipment (back braces, knee braces, etc.), claiming it is at the patient’s request and then bills Medicare for equipment you never receive.


Your Tucson Orthopaedic Team