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Senior Medicare Patrol in D.C.

The SMP program helps Medicare beneficiaries spot and prevent health care fraud

The Senior Medicare Patrol programs (SMP) help Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries detect, avoid and prevent health care fraud. In doing so, they not only protect older persons, but also help preserve the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Because this work often requires face-to-face contact to be most effective, SMPs recruit nationwide and teach nearly 5,700 volunteers every year to help in this effort. Most SMP volunteers are both retired and Medicare beneficiaries and thus well-positioned to assist their peers.
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