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Medicare Beneficiaries - Special Fraud Alert from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) The OIG has received credible information that some Durable Medical Equipment (DME) suppliers continue to use independent marketing firms to make unsolicited telephone calls to Medicare beneficiaries marketing Durable Medical Equipment. Section 1834(a)(17)(A) of the Social Security Act prohibits unsolicited telemarketing by Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers. Please contact the OIG, US Department of Health and Human Services at 617-565-2664 if you have any information about DME suppliers engaging in these activities.