‘Free’ genetic testing may result in scams

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Greg Dill is Medicare’s regional administrator for Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii, and the Pacific Territories. To get answers to Medicare questions, call (800) 633-4227.If you’re approached by someone who offers “ free” genetic testing or cancer screening, turn them down.
Medicare doesn’t cover such tests unless a doctor who’s treating you orders them and they’re medically necessary.
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