Your Money: Sep. 14, 1998

HEALTH BOUNTY HUNTERS

Senior citizens looking to prop up their pension a bit should keep a close eye on their medical bills. That's because, starting Jan. 1, Medicare beneficiaries can collect up to $1,000 for helping root out instances of the fraud and overbilling that cost the government billions of dollars each year. To blow the whistle on crooked oxygen suppliers or home-health-care providers, just call 800-447-8477.

FARE TREATMENT FOR FLYERS

Ever wonder whether you really have a chance of snagging that plane ticket with your frequent-flyer miles? Congressman Peter DeFazio (D., Ore.) does, and he'll soon introduce a bill requiring...

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