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Losing Medicaid? You may have a Special Enrollment Period

If you qualify for Medicare, but didn’t sign up when you first became eligible, you have a limited time to sign up after losing Medicaid without paying a late enrollment penalty.

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Form for Social Security CMS-10797-508C

Learn more on When does Medicare coverage start? | Medicare

Or call MAP 1-800-307-4444

Scam Alert! Nevada Medicaid and the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) will never ask members to pay to renew coverage or update their information!

Anyone who receives an email, text or phone call asking to pay money to renew health coverage should report the incident to the Attorney General’s Office or by calling the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s hotline at (888) 434-9989. Members can check their renewal status through AccessNevada, phone (800) 992-0900, or email

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Medicare Flex Card Scams

Some Medicare Advantage (not Original Medicare) plans offer prepaid debit cards, also known as flex cards, to eligible members to cover some health-related expenses, which may include groceries. Some advertisements claim that Medicare is giving out flex cards containing several hundred dollars to apply toward food and other items. The scam directs people to a website, where they’re asked to provide personal information that can be stolen, such as a Social Security number, credit card number, or bank account information.

Read the article from AARP here: ​How You Can Spot a Medicare Flex Card Scam​ (

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Keep your bones healthy!

Medicare’s Preventive & Screening services offer bone mass measurements (bone density).

For more information, visit: preventive services (

or call MAP at 1-800-307-4444

Man Sentenced in DME Fraud

Jordan Thomas Broome has been sentenced to 66 months in prison for conspiring to defraud Medicare of more than $2 million by submitting thousands of fraudulent claims for durable medical equipment (DME). According to court documents, he was the owner and operator of Beach Medical Suppliers LLC. Working with other companies and individuals, Beach Medical would unlawfully obtain the personal identifying information of elderly Medicare beneficiaries, mail them braces that they never wanted or needed, and then submit fraudulent bills to Medicare. The scheme included a network of doctors who would “robo-sign” prescriptions for patients the doctors had never met.

If someone has sent you back braces, knee braces, or other equipment you don't want or need, contact MAP!

Read a Department of Justice Press Release Eastern District of Virginia | Texas Man Sentenced for $2 Million Medicare Fraud | United States Department of Justice 


Reminder: Don't accept COVID-19 or Genetic Tests from unsolicited calls

Have you received an unsolicited phone call from someone offering you "free" COVID-19 or genetic tests? Be aware that these calls are attempts to get your Medicare number or other personal information to fraudulently bill Medicare. If you get a phone call like this, never give out your information and just hang up. If you have given your Medicare number out over the phone, please report it to MAP at 1-800-307-4444

Warning - Hospice Scams

MAP is warning the public about scammers targeting assisted living facilities and nursing home residents and signing them up for hospice, even though their life expectancy exceeds six months.
This is dangerous because if you are enrolled in hospice, you 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐞, like cancer treatments, surgeries, or even some medications.
Be sure to check your Medicare statements and see if you are being charged for hospice services. If you find you are and shouldn't be, please contact MAP at 1-800-307-4444