CMS: Scam Targets Physicians

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has become aware of a scam where perpetrators are sending faxes to physician offices posing as the Medicare carrier or Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC). The fax instructs physician staff to respond to a questionnaire to provide an account information update within 48 hours to prevent a gap in Medicare payments. The fax may have the CMS logo and/or the Medicare contractor logo to enhance the appearance of authenticity.

Medicare fee-for-service providers, including physicians and non-physician practitioners, should be wary of this type of request. If you receive a request for information in the manner described above, please check with your contractor before submitting any information. Medicare providers should only send information to a Medicare contractor using the address found in the download section of the Web site found here or here.

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4 Responses to “CMS: Scam Targets Physicians”

  1. Gina says:

    I’m wondering – does anyone have a copy of the fax scam that was sent out?

  2. Stephanie says:

    I am with Gina, is there a sample of the fax scam?


  3. Frances says:

    Count me in, I would like to see a copy.

  4. Susan says:

    I would also like to see a sample.

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