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Health Officials Warn About Genetic Testing Fraud

5 days 21 hours 49 minutes ago Monday, August 12 2019 Aug 12, 2019 August 12, 2019 8:07 PM August 12, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO - Health officials are warning residents over genetic testing fraud, targeting Medicare recipients.

Officials with the Texas Senior Medicare Patrol say residents shouldn’t give out their Medicare number to anyone that isn’t their doctor.

They say across the country representatives with genetic testing companies are offering "free" tests to beneficiaries.

All these representatives ask for is a Medicare number.

Texas SMP officials say with the number, companies can steal identities and falsely bill Medicare.

Any patients with questions can call their hotline at 1-888-341-6187.

For more information watch the video above.

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