May 17, 2011

Billions of federal dollars are lost annually due to health care fraud, error and abuse.

Filed under: Senior Living Guide — seniorlivingguide @ 7:49 am

Protect! Detect! Report!

The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is a grassroots network of volunteers who work to educate seniors and other Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries on how to protect, here detect, stuff and report health care fraud. We believe that educating and empowering health care consumers to prevent fraud is an essential strategy for protecting our citizens and their health benefits and strengthening Medicare and Medicaid.

Help Fight Fraud. Join the Senior Medicare Patrol

SMP projects recruit and train retired professionals and other older Americans. These volunteers educate consumers to protect themselves against fraudulent, wasteful, and abusive health care practices. Use the SMP Locator to find your local SMP and learn more about becoming an SMP volunteer.   1.866.357.6677  agingcarefl.org/Medicare/SMP

Stop Health Care Fraud Frequently Asked Questions

Reviewing Medicare Summary Notices or Part D Explanations of Benefits can be confusing—making it more difficult for health care consumers to detect potential fraud. To find the answers to your tough questions about what to look for in Medicare documents. contact your local SMP. 1.866.357.6677,   www.agingcarefl.org/Medicare/SMP

Stop Health Care Fraud Flyer, Poster, FAQ Fact Sheet

You can educate others about Medicare fraud and the SMP program by displaying our free poster in your office, community center, or hospital. Download a copy of these at   agingcarefl.org/Medicare/SMP


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