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National Hispanic Council on Aging Joins the Administration in Mission to Combat Medicare Fraud By Empowering Hispanics
Date:3/2/2010

"It's appalling that people are taking advantage of older Hispanic Americans, who are victimized because they are trusting and don't understand English or the Medicare system," said Dr. Yanira Cruz, president and CEO of NHCOA. "These are honest, hardworking individuals who are looking to enjoy their golden years, who count on Medicare to go to the doctor and be healthy."

Fraud includes billing for services already paid by Medicare and charging for services, tests or equipment that weren't provided.

NHCOA is the premier national organization dedicated to understanding the needs and securing the wellbeing of Hispanic older adults and their families. Hispanics are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population.

Medicare fraud is one of the most serious problems facing older Hispanics, who often don't recognize it or know how to report it.

The National Hispanic SMP is an innovative program that educates Hispanics on Medicare fraud. It aims to reach and serve the hard-to-reach older Hispanic adults through community-based programs, focusing on Medicare fraud p
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