• Social Security & Medicare Questions: October 2013 Can Home Health Agencies Provide Rebates? Q: My brother-in-law has a low income and is getting home healthcare services. Recently I stopped in and saw a fancy new TV. When asked where it came from, my brother-in-law said it was a rebate from the home healthcare agency. Does Medicare or Medicaid allow this? We live in South Florida. A: No. In ...
  • Social Security & Medicare Questions: Scam Awareness Q:  I’ve received numerous automated phone calls offering “free” Medicare-covered items like back braces and diabetes supplies.  I’m not 65, not eligible for Medicare yet and I’m on the national DO NOT CALL list.  Are suppliers allowed to do this? A:  No.  Did the supposed healthcare equipment supplier or doctor tell you that equipment or service ...
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