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Medicare Fraud Prevention and Education

SMP - Senior Medicare Patrol Program

The SMP program helps Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries avoid, detect, and prevent health care fraud, errors and abuse. SMP trained volunteers share what they know to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families.

Trained volunteers and staff provide:

  • Group education and one-to-one counseling for beneficiaries to scrutinize Medicare billing information for deceptive health care practices, such as double-billing, overcharging, or providing unnecessary or inappropriate services.
  • Education opportunities (i.e. Scam Jams) for consumers and the public about other types of fraud and scams, such as financial exploitation, identity theft, computer scams, and mail and telemarketing scams.

  • Assistance for people who speak Spanish.

Learn about Medicare fraud, share what you know and help others - Volunteer now!

  • Contact Penny Wilhelm at the Area II Agency on Aging, 124 New 6th Street, Lewiston, ID  83501, 208-743-5580 or 1-800-877-3206.

  • Volunteer training is available online, in groups, or one-to-one.

  • Mentoring is provided to each volunteer.

  • Appreciation and satisfaction is your reward!

Medicare Fraud Fact Sheets

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