You can help stop health care fraud.
Health care fraud takes money from health care programs and leaves less money for medical care. Here are some ways you can help stop fraud and identity theft:
- Report the loss or theft of your health plan card.
- Only give your health plan card or number to a health care provider, a clinic, or a hospital when you are getting care, and be careful giving out your Social Security number.
- Never let anyone borrow or use your health plan card.
- Keep records of your medical visits, including dates, receipts, statements, and your notes.
- Check your Explanation of Benefits carefully. Let us know if you see a charge for a service you didn’t have or receive a bill from a provider you didn’t see.
- Shred your medical bills and records when you dispose of them.
- Report potential fraud.
Learn more about fighting Medicare fraud at stopmedicarefraud.gov.
How to Report Fraud to Community Health Plan of Washington
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You can report fraud by completing a Report Potential Fraud Form and sending it to us:
- By email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- By fax at (206) 521-8834 to the attention of the Compliance Officer, or
- By mail in an envelope clearly marked “Confidential” to:
Community Health Plan of Washington
1111 Third Avenue, Suite 400
Seattle WA, 98101
If you wish to report anonymously, you can send your report from a proxy fax number or email address. You may also contact our Customer Service team to complete a Report Potential Fraud Form anonymously over the phone at 1-800-942-0247 (toll free) 8am-8pm, 7 days a week. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please call TTY Relay at 7-1-1.
We strongly encourage you to complete a Report Potential Fraud Form to ensure that enough details are provided for our investigation. If you don’t fill out a form, please be sure to include details. If you choose to report without using a form, please be sure to include details such as dates of service, claim numbers, and names of related parties.
How to Report Fraud to Medicare or the HHS Office of Inspector General
You can report fraud to Medicare by phone or by mail:
Phone: 1-800-Medicare/ TTY: 877-486-2048
Medicare Beneficiary Contact Center
Lawrence, KS 66044
You can report fraud to the HHS Office of Inspector General by phone, mail or online:
Phone: 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477)/ TTY: 1-800-377-4950
HHS Tips Hotline
PO Box 23489
Washington, DC 20026-3489