Fraud Prevention and Education
SMP - Senior Medicare Patrol Program
The SMP program helps Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries avoid, detect, and prevent health care fraud. SMP trained volunteer workers assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families.
Education for beneficiaries to learn to scrutinize Medicare billing information to identify deceptive health care practices, such as double-billing, overcharging, or providing unnecessary or inappropriate services.
Education opportunities (i.e. Scam Jams) for consumers and the public about other types of fraud and scams, such as financial exploitation, identity theft, computer scams, and mail and telemarketing scams.
Education for Medicare Part D (prescription drug plan) beneficiaries about the various plans and how to enroll each year during the open enrollment period.
Assistance for people who are limited in speaking English.