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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

nizations reach out to them. The first assessment was in Texas; the second are in Washington, DC, and Florida. They will include forums with community-based organizations and Hispanic older adults in March in Washington. 

One of the biggest challenges is reaching older Hispanics and educating them on Medicare fraud. That's where NHCOA comes in. For more than 30 years NHCOA has been successfully reaching out to Hispanic older adults through its network of affiliates across the country in ways that are culturally, linguistically and age appropriate.

At least 3% of the $2 trillion U.S. taxpayers spend on healthcare a year are lost to fraud. There's enormous potential for savings in reaching out to Hispanic older adults. To that end, NHCOA has developed a portal on its website (www.nhcoa.org) that provides resources on empowering Hispanics to combat Medicare fraud  and has a toll-free line (1-866-488-7379  to answer questions from community-based organizations wanting to educate Hispanic seniors on how to prevent Medicare fraud. NHCOA is producing three radio PSAs in Spanish with key messages to prevent Medicare fraud.


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