Addressing the present and future needs of older Idahoans

341 W. Washington
Boise, Idaho 83702
Phone: (208) 334-3833
or 1-800-926-2588

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.

Services provided:

  • 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.

  • Assistance for people who are limited in speaking English.