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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***SCAM ALERT***

The Missouri SMP was made aware of a scam that has surfaced recently. This scam comes in the form of a COVID-19 Vaccine "Survey" supposedly from Pfizer. If you receive this email, it is a scam and you should delete it right away. Scammers use this "survey" to gain personal information such as Medicare/insurance information and bank account information. Please see the attached flyer and feel free to share with family and friends. If you have questions or have fallen victim to this scam, contact the Missouri SMP at 888-515-6565.
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***SCAM ALERT***

The Missouri SMP was made aware of a scam that has surfaced recently. This scam comes in the form of a COVID-19 Vaccine Survey supposedly from Pfizer. If you receive this email, it is a scam and you should delete it right away. Scammers use this survey to gain personal information such as Medicare/insurance information and bank account information. Please see the attached flyer and feel free to share with family and friends. If you have questions or have fallen victim to this scam, contact the Missouri SMP at 888-515-6565.

SMPs do not like thefts, schemes and scams. We do not like them, no sir, no ma’am. If you need to report this troubling peeve, hurry and contact your SMP. #DrSeussDay #SeniorMedicarePatrol ... See MoreSee Less

SMPs do not like thefts, schemes and scams. We do not like them, no sir, no ma’am. If you need to report this troubling peeve, hurry and contact your SMP. #DrSeussDay #SeniorMedicarePatrol

We know scammers will use any national situation to their benefit, and COVID is no exception. Have you received a call saying you need to confirm your Medicare number in order to get a new:

* Plastic, microchipped Medicare card
* COVID-19 Medicare card
* Medicare card because it's a new year
* Medicare card for any other reason

If so, it's a scammers trying to get your actual Medicare number to scam Medicare and steal your medical identity.
If you have received any of these calls or have given out your Medicare number, please contact the Missouri SMP at 888-515-6565.
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We know scammers will use any national situation to their benefit, and COVID is no exception. Have you received a call saying you need to confirm your Medicare number in order to get a new: 

* Plastic, microchipped Medicare card
* COVID-19 Medicare card
* Medicare card because its a new year
* Medicare card for any other reason 

If so, its a scammers trying to get your actual Medicare number to scam Medicare and steal your medical identity. 
If you have received any of these calls or have given out your Medicare number, please contact the Missouri SMP at 888-515-6565.
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