SHINE (Serving the Health insurance Needs of Everyone) Medicare Counseling Programs are being bombarded with calls and ads for “free” genetic cancer screening kits. Agents claim Medicare will pay for them… and they are making cold calls to convince you to buy one. THE OFFER IS FALSE! Medicare DOES NOT pay for mail order kits for cancer screening.
Medicare covers many genetic tests to diagnose cancer once symptoms are present, but there is only ONE test to screen (for colorectal cancer). Only screening by a physician will be covered by Medicare!
Report sales complaints to SHINE (1-800-2434636, press 3) or the Senior Medicare Patrol Project (978-946-1200). Do not be scammed!
Posted: to All Towns News on Tue, Sep 3, 2019
Updated: Tue, Sep 3, 2019