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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Samantha Schnell Presents Medicare 101 Live. This Medicare presentation is intended for individuals who will be aging into Medicare. Please feel free to ask questions in the comment section. ... See MoreSee Less

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.

One of the most common reasons people contact us, is due to scam callers attempting to trick consumers into giving out their Medicare information. Do NOT give your information out to anyone calling claiming to be from Medicare, your doctor's office, Social Security Administration, etc. Hang up! ... See MoreSee Less

Pharmacy and prescription drug fraud is a consistent trend in Medicare. Due to the lucrative nature of prescription drug diversion and pharmacy scams, criminals continue to exploit Medicare Part D.

Although there are many types of prescription drug schemes, pharmacy fraud primarily occurs when Medicare is billed for a medication that was not received or a beneficiary is intentionally given a different prescription drug than was prescribed.

To report potential pharmacy and prescription drug fraud, contact your Missouri #SeniorMedicarePatrol at 888-515-6565.
... See MoreSee Less

Pharmacy and prescription drug fraud is a consistent trend in Medicare. Due to the lucrative nature of prescription drug diversion and pharmacy scams, criminals continue to exploit Medicare Part D. 

Although there are many types of prescription drug schemes, pharmacy fraud primarily occurs when Medicare is billed for a medication that was not received or a beneficiary is intentionally given a different prescription drug than was prescribed. 

To report potential pharmacy and prescription drug fraud, contact your Missouri #SeniorMedicarePatrol at 888-515-6565.
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