Ask questions so you don’t get scammed when using Telehealth
With the coronavirus pandemic, scammers are out in full force, taking advantage of every opportunity they can to obtain your Medicare number.
Many scammers are calling, texting, emailing and going door to door to try and get you to purchase bogus equipment, fake vaccines and fake cures.
With the relaxation of Medicare rules and guidelines during COVID-19, and recent federal policies changes, you now can receive care by telehealth. Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to speak to your doctor. If you have a phone or device with internet, you may be able to:
¯ Talk to your doctor live over the phone, or video chat
¯ Send and receive messages from your doctor
¯ Or, use remote patient monitoring so your doctor can check on you at home.
Scammers have been using telehealth for some time now, and even more so with this health crisis.
Ask your doctor if they are offering telehealth and if so:
¯ How will they keep your health information safe?
¯ Is a Telehealth visit a good choice for your health condition?
¯ How do you schedule a telehealth visit?
You can even contact your health insurance company to help you find telehealth care. If you have any questions about Telehealth Services or Medicare Fraud, please give our office a call at 1-800-333-7473.
Stay Safe and Well, guard your identity and make sure you know who you are speaking with when it come to your health care needs.