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Fraud Schemes Guidance Alert (English/Spanish)

Resource Topic: Emerging Issues, Operations, Clinical Issues

Resource Subtopic: Emergency Management, COVID-19.

Keywords: Infectious Diseases.

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Adminstrative Staff, C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.),
Secondary Audience: PCAs, Enabling Staff, Outreach Staff

Language(s): English and Spanish

Developed by: National Association of Community Health Centers (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: As managing COVID-19 becomes part of the daily operations at health centers, procuring supplies and services related to patient treatment and response will increase. This Alert Notice is meant to bring awareness to potential fraudulent schemes that could arise during this time and assist health centers with the information they need to know to remain vigilant. Categories of scams include, but are not limited to, cyber and telemarketing fraud, high-demand product scams and price gouging, and fraud perpetrated by simulating government or other organizations.

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