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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS ° WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017 Page 3 We re lust a Locally owned and operated, Grafton Drug features a unique selection of giftware, puzzles, candy, kitchen items cards, and more. Gift wrap with purchase. Gift cards also available. -Walsh County Veterans Service Office As the balance of power shifts and our country gets new leadership, I wanted to take a moment to remind you of something. We are still at war. The United States of America still has military personnel in harm's way, fighting the good fight, we hope. President Obama is leaving as the first American president to oversee two full terms with combat troops de- ployed to hostile zones. We are still at war. We also need to keep in mind that some military veterans, recently discharged or not, are still at war. They may continue to struggle with adapting to civilian life. The military is something else and most will never experience anything like it. Being in that environment changes you on a fundamental level. Whether a person was in for a year or twenty years, it sticks with you in some way. As a country, we seem to be desensitized to war, which is sad. They don't report the moments of the military on the nightly news any more. You specifically have to search for "U.S. Troops in Afghanistan" or "Iraq" to get any information on what's happening with our brave men and women in uniform. County Veterans Service Officers throughout the United States try their Walsh County Spotlight f The merchants below are/ / I proud to announce: I A blood drive will be held Tuesday, January 3 I st from I 1:30 am to 6:00 pm at the Park River American Legion Main Room. To register, contact Dena Larson 701-360- II 57 or go to Sponsor Code: parkriver. Sponsored by St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interested in becoming a spotlight sponsor? Contact the Press at 701-284-6333 COUNTY YO)). , tmantan ' (L-.P .... P~: Ruwk • Park River PO Box 49 AUTO PARTS Park River 301 County Road 12B 284-7115 Park River Implement 284-6316 best to stay up to date with benefits aM entitlements that are out there for military veterans and their families. 'It's a lot of information. There are numerous websites that try to get the point across that you, the veteran, or you, the surviving family member, may be entitled to something, but it is an awful lot to pick through. I recently just got back from a week training session where I passed a test to become a form of accredited representative for the National Asso- ciation of County Veterans Service Officers ( I know a week sounds like a long time, but when you are trying to review everything that is out there for military veterans, no amount of time is enough. I was able to take away very good points about developing veteran's claims and also some great material that I hope to share with any interested par- ties in the future. When it comes to helping our veterans, I want to be a source of infor- mation and helpfulness. I don't just want to help our local vets but friends and family of local veterans. This office is here for the sole purpose of as- sisting people to the best of its ability. That goal is really only reached by diligence and networking. The Intemet can only do so much. I hope to continue networking with my fellow CVSOs and be a good source of in- formation. I would also love to hear your opinions as veterans, spouses or widows of veterans, children of veterans, and so on. I would really like to know if you feel that a column on topics is good enough or if you feel more is needed such as educational meetings or events. Please call, text,, • . . • . , • . or e-mall ideas, suggestmns, questions or comments. It s that kind of m-! teraction that makes this job great. 701-352-5030 Office; 701-331-1700 Cell; or Find Us on Facebook. °. Katrina Hodny, Veteran Service Officer Admin Bldg 638 Cooper Ave, Suite 5 Grafton, ND 58237 701-352-5030 or 701-331-1700 • Facebook @NDWCVSO By Jim Miller kRST UNIT£D & Insurance Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 Michiclan - 259-2112 Hoop-le - 894-6123 Crystm - 657-2168 110 4th St. E Park River Jim's Super Valu 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! "Where Quality is Standard" RESIDENTIAL & COMMEmAL New WoeK oR REMODEL EMERGENCY SERVICE AVAILABLE 701-331-1579 Scott Wedel, Owner s aele ctric. 14@gma il .com 6625145 Ave, NE Graflon, ND r • Park River, NO 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments $400 Walmart Card (With 12 month lease) *Income Based Paid • Ground Facility • Non Smoking Katie @ 701-331-2939 rie Homes Management 1-888-893-9501 1-800-366-6888 EHO ........ Dear Savvy Senior, early online at What are the steps seniors need (you'll need to create an account to take if they suspect Medicare first), or by calling Medicare at fraud? 800-633-4227. Suspicious Sandy If you do spot any unusual or questionable charges, your first Dear Sandy, step is to contact your doctor or Medicare fraud costs taxpayers health care provider. The charge more than $60 billion every year, may just be a simple billing error. making it one of the most profitable If, however, you can't resolve the crimes in America. Here's what problem with the provider, your you should know, along with some next step is to report the question- tips for preventing, detecting and able charges to Medicare at 800- reporting it, if it happens to you. 633-4227, or to the Department of Health and Human Services Office What is Medicare fraud? of Inspector General Fraud hotline In a nutshell, Medicare fraud at 800-447-8477. happens when Medicare is pur- When you call in, have the posely billed for services or sup- MSN or EOB with the question- plies that were never provided or able charges handy because you'll received• Here are a few examples need to provide them with the of some different types Medicare following information: your fraud that's out there: Medicare card number; the physi- • A healthcare provider bills clan, supplier, and/or facility name Medicare for services you never re- where the service was supposedly ceived, provided; the date the service was • A supplier bills Medicare for rendered; the payment amount ap- equipment you never got. proved and paid by Medicare; as • " • Someone usesyourMedicare well as reaso'n you think card to get medical care, supplies, Medicare shouldn't have paid. As or equipment, an incentive, if the suspicious ac- • A company offers a Medicare tivity you report tums out to be drug plan that has not been ap- fraud, you may be eligible for a re- proved by Medicare. ward of up to $1,000. • A company uses false infor- If you need help identifying or mation to mislead you into joining reporting Medicare fraud or re- a Medicare plan. solving your Medicare billing er- rors, contact your state Senior What You Can Do Medicare Patrol program, which The best way for you to spot provides free assistance. Go to Medicare fraud is to review your or call 877-808- quarterly Medicare Summary No- 2468 for contact information. tices (MSN) or your Explanation of Benefits (EOB). Be on the Protect Yourself lookout for things like charges To help you protect yourself for medicalservices, medications from becoming a victim of -or equipment you didn't get, dates Medicare fraud, you need to guard of services and charges that look unfamiliar, or if you were billed for Senior Savvy the same thing twice. You can CODt page 5 also check your Medicare claims j~lr.rl~Tlr~lr'~TI lr'lT* t~ ! W "r~ a ~',llr',l 1 "_J L.:.i~.L-:~-~- .~:.~L.:d?2 =--d%L;F- • requirements to be a licensed in- to move forward in the high tech- surance agent in the state of North nology world of insurance of the Dakota. future. Visit the web site at The Board of Directors advo- to learn cates the company has weathered more about Dundee Mutual In- the storms of the insurance world surance Company and what they since 1889 and is well positioned have to offer. So Much... So Close! 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