Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

The Grandparent Scam You’re a grandparent, and you get a phone call or an e-mail from someone who identifies himself as your grandson. “I’ve been arrested in another country,” he says, “and need money wired quickly to pay my bail. And oh by the way, don’t tell my mom or dad because they’ll only get upset!” This is an example of what’s come to be known as “the grandparent scam”—yet another fraud that preys on the elderly, this time by taking advantage of their love and concern for their grandchildren. Scams for Obtaining Medicare Numbers With so many possible uses…
Learn more about healthcare fraud at these links: {slider Office of Inspector General|closed|icon|green} Office of Inspector General's (OIG) mission is to protect the integrity of Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) programs as well as the health and welfare of program beneficiaries. http://oig.hhs.gov/ {slider Administration on Aging|icon|green} VisionIn order to serve a growing senior population, AoA envisions ensuring the continuation of a vibrant aging services network at State, Territory, local and Tribal levels through funding of lower-cost, non-medical services and supports that provide the means by which many more seniors can maintain their independence. Mission The mission of AoA…
1-888-838-7305Toll free number Nevada Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) educates Nevadans on how to protect, detect and report healthcare fraud in Medicare and Medicaid in order to protect these vital healthcare programs for the future. Every year the Medicare system is drained of billions of dollars as a result of fraud, waste, errors and abuse. The Nevada SMP is funded and supported by the U.S. Administration for Community Living and works closely with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. There is an SMP in every state whose mission is to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers to…
1-888-838-7305Toll Free Number Educates Nevadans on how to prevent, detect and report healthcare fraud in Medicare and Medicaid in order to protect these vital healthcare programs for the future. Every year the Medicare system is drained of billions of dollars as a result of fraud, waste, errors and abuse. The Nevada SMP is funded and supported by the U.S. Administration for Community Living, and works closely with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. There is an SMP in every state whose mission is to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health…
Senior Medicare Patrol Frequently Asked Questions About Medicare Fraud: The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) asks the tough questions to stop fraud in its tracks. You may have some questions too. This fact sheet may provide the answers. You can go a long way in preventing Medicare fraud by remembering these three things: Protect, Detect, Report. Questions: What is the Senior Medicare Patrol? What do I do if I have been scammed? How do SMP's prevent health care fraud? How can I protect myself against Medicare fraud? How can I detect fraud and identify errors? Is it okay to dispute information…
The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program was implemented in 1997 to help Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries avoid, detect, and prevent health care fraud. By empowering our “elders” to protect themselves it preserves the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Because this work often requires face-to-face contact to be effective the SMP project often recruits and teaches retirees and Medicare beneficiaries as volunteers to assist their peers. The SMP staff and their highly trained volunteers educate Medicare beneficiaries in the communities through group presentations, exhibiting at community events, answering calls to the SMP help lines and one-on-one counseling. Their primary…

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