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Genetic Testing Scam
Unfortunately, every so often scammers target Medicare beneficiaries. They claim to offer services in order to get members’ Medicare information to use for identity theft or fraudulent billing purposes.
One such scam is offering cheek swabs for genetic testing. If you agree to this or verify your personal or Medicare information, they will send you a testing kit even if it is not ordered by your provider or medically necessary.
To protect yourself from this scam:
- A health care provider who you know and trust should approve any requests for genetic testing.
- If you get a genetic testing kit in the mail, do not accept it unless your health care provider ordered it. Refuse the delivery or return it to the sender. Keep a record of the sender’s name and the date you returned the items.
- Be suspicious of anyone who offers you free genetic testing and then requests your Medicare number. Do not give them any personal information—they could use it for other fraud schemes.
To stay safe from all scams, guard all your personal information including your plan member ID number. Johns Hopkins Advantage MD will not ask you for your Social Security Number or your Medicare ID number before discussing your Advantage MD account with you. (We will ask for other identifiers, such as your address or date of birth.) If anyone other than your provider’s office requests your Medicare information, do not give it to them.
For more information about this scam: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General
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Address Change for Advantage MD
Johns Hopkins Advantage MD has a new address. We are now located at:
7231 Parkway Dr.
Hanover, MD 21076
Our claims and appeals mailing information will not change. Please continue to send any claims and appeals to:
Johns Hopkins Advantage MD Claims
PO Box 3537
Scranton, PA 18505
Thank you for your cooperation.
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Please note: the information in this section does not apply to Advantage MD Group.
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