Senior Medicare Patrol Volunteers

Senior Medicare Patrol –
SMP volunteers are concerned citizens, who empower seniors to prevent health care fraud through outreach and education. SMP volunteers will work in communities by volunteering their time, educating seniors, beneficiaries, family members, and caregivers on ways to prevent Medicare fraud.

SMP volunteers demonstrate the importance of protecting their personal information, reviewing their Medicare Summary Notices to identify billing errors or possible fraudulent activities and reporting suspected fraud. The SMP Volunteer Training provides participants with a foundation of knowledge in three main areas: the SMP program, Medicare basics, and Medicare fraud, waste, and abuse. Depending on variety of levels of training, volunteers may conduct presentations to small groups and/or distribute informational materials at community events to educate people on ways to Prevent, Detect and Report Medicare fraud and abuse.