Nevada Senior Medicare Patrol - (SMP)
Help consumers recognize, detect and report Medicare errors, fraud and abuse. Every year the Medicare system is drained of billions of dollars as a result of fraud, waste, errors and abuse - almost $134 MILLION in Nevada in 2008 alone! There is an SMP in every state whose mission is to educate Medicare beneficiaries and their caretakers to become critical health care consumers, enabling them to identify suspicious situations or billings so that we can increase the chance that the Medicare system is solvent for future generations. As a volunteer, you can help spread the anti-fraud message and help prevent Medicare errors, fraud and abuse.
General Requirements for SMP Volunteers:
In addition to the general requirements for all ADSD Volunteers, Volunteers for SMP must also:
- Complete SMP Foundations Training – 14 hour course
- Pass the SMP Assessment Test
- Basic computer knowledge, including internet access helpful, but not required
For Advanced Opportunities must also complete:
- Group Presentation Training – 7 hour course
- One–on-One Counseling Training – 14 hour course
Before applying to be a Volunteer with SMP, please read the full Volunteer Position Description by clicking here.
Are you a current or past SMP volunteer? We would like to hear about your experience! Email us your comments or suggestions!