An alleged Medicare scam is exploiting seniors out of thousands of dollars with a cancer test scheme


Dna testing

Senior citizens told CBS News that DNA testing company Genexe Health is billing them thousands of dollars for tests they never saw the results for.
The organization is telling people that its testing can detect the likelihood of a cancer diagnosis based on their genes.
But many people haven’t received any results, and now their Medicare accounts are being billed thousands of dollars.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services warned in a statement last week that if Medicare is billed for a test that wasn’t medically necessary or ordered by a doctor, patients could end up footing the bill.
Genexe Health is now under federal investigation, according to CBS News.
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A Medicare scam posing as a genetic testing organization that can detect the likelihood of cancer diagnoses is scamming senior citizens out of thousands of dollars, according to a report from CBS News.

Senior citizens told CBS News that DNA testing company Genexe Health is billing them thousands of dollars for tests they never saw the results for.

They said the company asks for a cheek swab, and that the results are supposed to tell a person if they carried genes that would make a cancer diagnosis more likely. Patients were told Medicare would foot the bill.

But many people haven’t received any results, and now their Medicare accounts are being billed thousands of dollars.

According to CBS News’ investigation, people’s Medicare accounts have been billed between $7,000 and $21,000 for such tests.

Ken and Judy Johnson, a couple from Austin, Texas, said they were approached at an arts festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, by a recruiter offering to swab their cheeks for a test that Medicare would pay for. They were told they would receive the results in four to six weeks, but it’s now a year later, …read more

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