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Officials warn of continued durable medical equipment Medicare fraud


Local and state officials continue to warn people about fraud being conducted on people’s Medicare accounts.

People — including in north-central Montana — who have Medicare coverage are receiving calls offering durable medical equipment.

The Social Security Act does not allow suppliers of durable medical equipment — reusable medical equipment, such as walkers, wheelchairs or crutches — to make unsolicited calls to people with Medicare coverage.

“(Montana Senior Medicare Patrol) has received multiple reports across Montana of scam calls making the rounds,” a release from...

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