Beware of Postcards Advertising “Free” Braces to Relieve Pain

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Be alert to urgently marked postcards notifying beneficiaries of pending eligibility for free Medicare-covered back and/or knee braces. This is a scam. Medicare only covers such equipment if it is medically necessary and prescribed by a doctor.

These scammers just want to get your Medicare number to bill for services/equipment you never receive, or equipment much more expensive than what you receive.  Sponsored PSA to protect seniors from fraud.

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Visit California Health Advocates for additional resources.

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