OIG offers anti-fraud web widgets

Turn to the Office of Inspector General for fraud reporting tools available at no cost. The widgets are small software applications contractors can embed in their websites, which send viewers directly to the OIG's fraud reporting page. A widget on StopMedicareFraud.com, for example, uses compact messages to alert consumers to scams and ease reporting. "Has anyone approached you in a public area and offered free services, groceries, or other items in exchange for your Medicare number?" the widget reads. "Just walk away. This is a common fraud scheme." The first widget debuted in the OIG's April 9, 2014, online newsletter and had 890 clicks that day, the OIG told FierceHealthPayer: Anti-Fraud in an email. OIG widgets and Stop Medicare fraud widget

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