What is the SMP program?

The SMP program, also known as Senior Medicare Patrol program, helps Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries prevent, detect, and report health care fraud. In doing so, they help protect older persons and promote integrity in the Medicare program. Because this work often requires face-to-face contact to be most effective, SMPs have recruited nearly 6,000 volunteers nationwide to support this effort. SMP volunteers serve in many ways, including outreach, education, and one-on-one counseling. Most are Medicare beneficiaries themselves and are thus well-positioned to assist their peers.

You Can Stop Medicare, Errors, Fraud and Abuse

  1. PROTECT your medicare number
  2. DETECT by reading your medicare summary notice
  3. REPORT your concerns to 1-888-515-6565
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Check out this free, virtual fair to learn about Medicare and all its parts. Register now for the June event.

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This is an informational session for those aging into Medicare, or who are becoming Medicare eligible.

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If someone calls you and says you need to provide or confirm your Medicare number, for any reason, hang up. These are scam artists trying to steal your Medicare information.

Your benefits are not in jeopardy. If Medicare needs to contact you, they will send you a letter with information about contacting you.

If you have given out your Medicare number, contact your #SeniorMedicarePatrol today. Find your local SMP at smpresource.news/locator.
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