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2017 Consumer & Medicare Forum Special Podcast

Pro Seniors, the Ohio SMP Project, and WMKV/WLHS presented a Consumer and Medicare Fraud Forum in March at Maple Knoll Village Auditorium, including representatives of Pro Seniors, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Ohio Department of Insurance, Social Security Administration, and Health and Human Services among other experts. Topics included ID theft prevention, senior scams, and fighting Medicare fraud. This is a great program for seniors and caregivers alike. Below are the key phone numbers and websites for the agencies represented. You will also be able to find the contact information on WMKV’s Facebook page. Below is the link to download the complete podcast of the Forum:

Consumer & Medicare Forum Special (22 MB): Click Here

Here is contact information for the agencies represented on the program as well as other agencies:
• Pro Seniors/Ohio Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Ohio 1-800-488-6070 Cincinnati 513-345-4160 website:
• Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213 Fraud Hotline 800-269-1578
• Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) 1-800-686-1578
• Internal Revenue Service 1-800-876-1715
• Ohio Attorney General 1-800-282-0515 also
The OAG Consumer Protection Section has speakers who will address groups on consumer and fraud issues at 1-800-282-0515.
• Medicare Hotline 1-800-MEDICARE with any concerns about Medicare
• Health and Human Services 1-800-HHS-TIPS
• Federal Bureau of Investigation
• Federal Trade Commission (ID theft recovery kit)
• Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio (800) 252-0155
• Better Business Bureau (513) 421-3015
• U.S. Attorney Cincinnati Office 513-684-3711