Addressing the present and future needs of older Idahoans

Medicare Fraud Prevention and Education

SMP - Senior Medicare Patrol Program

The SMP program helps Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries avoid, detect, and prevent health care fraud, errors and abuse. SMP trained volunteers share what they know to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families.

Trained volunteers and staff provide:

  • Group education and one-to-one counseling for beneficiaries to scrutinize Medicare billing information for 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.

  • Assistance for people who speak Spanish.

Learn about Medicare fraud, share what you know and help others - Volunteer now!

  • There are six Senior Medicare Patrol programs statewide. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator nearest to you for information.

  • Volunteer training is available online, in groups, or one-to-one.

  • Mentoring is provided to each volunteer.

  • Appreciation and satisfaction is your reward!