Caregivers, ACL Wants to Hear from You!

If you are a caregiver with a story, comment, opinion, suggestion or need, the federal Administration for Community Living (ACL) wants to hear from you. ACL is supporting two advisory committees, the RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council, and the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Advisory Council. Through easy-to-use online forms and a series of guided questions, the advisory councils want to learn more from your real-life experience. Answer as many or few questions as you like, saying as little or much as you want. But submit your response no later than Friday, February 7, 2020.

To submit your input, follow these links:

For more background on the advisory councils and the formal Requests for Information (RFI), you can download the RFIs from the input forms.

 

Beware of the Newest Health Scam

There’s a new fraud scheme out on the street, this time involving genetic testing.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is alerting the public that scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries cheek swabs for genetic testing to obtain their Medicare information for identity theft or fraudulent billing purposes. Fraudsters are targeting beneficiaries through telemarketing calls, booths at public events, health fairs and door-to-door visits. If a beneficiary agrees to genetic testing or verifies personal or Medicare information, a testing kit is sent even if it is not ordered by a physician or medically necessary.

One of our partners in scam reporting, WTHR’s Bob Segal, has been hot on the trail with this news story.

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