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The National Processing Center Medicare Update Just Another Senior Citizen Scam?

by: Hillbilly

Mon May 03, 2010 at 22:57:22 PM EDT


When I first looked at the trifold card "2010 MEDICARE UPDATE" I received in the mail from the National Processing Center I thought it was from a government agency. After all the National Processing Center (NPC) is the U.S. Census Bureau’s primary center for collecting, capturing, and delivering timely, high-quality data products and services for surveys and censuses at the best value. Services provided include: mail processing, data capture, statistical operations, geographic operations, and call center support, but the fine print on this card said "NON GOVERNMENTAL DOCUMENT ENCLOSED."
This is what the card had to say:
Hillbilly :: The National Processing Center Medicare Update Just Another Senior Citizen Scam?

Your Medicare benefits have been reduced by Congress due to increases in your Deductibles and "Part A" Co-Insurance payment. Now, Medicare pays less of your health care cost and you are responsible for the unpaid balance.
Also, the DRG PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM is still in effect and sets PER AILMENT CEILINGS on MEDICARE'S payment to a hospital. Because of these CEILINGS, many hospitals are now transferring patients to lower cost nursing homes or extended care facilities.
For FREE information on your current Deductibles and Co-Insurance payments as well as per ailment ceilings set by Medicare and the benefits now in effect, return this postage paid card today!

Then the recipient is requested to sign and include their phone number.
If you're a senior citizen and received one of these, I suggest you file a FTC complaint. If you're not a senior citizen, I suggest you warn your parents and or your grand parents about this possible scam.
I filed a FTC complaint today May 3, 2010. I also called the Kentucky Attorney General's office and got the answering machine of Lori Farris. Lori's message indicated she was very busy and it may take several days for her to get back with me.
Update: I received a call this morning 9:00am May 4, 2010 from Lori Farris,  Kentucky Attorney General's office and I sent her a PDF of the tri card. Now that's what I call a fast response.

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