Health care fraud drives up costs for everyone in the health care system. To help your Medicare patients protect against such fraud is to make them aware of how to guard their Medicare number. Fraud schemes often depend on identity thieves getting hold of people’s Medicare numbers, so treat this number should be treated the same as a credit card number. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has produced a resource sheet with tips on how to protect this important information. Download the tip sheet here.