Mission of Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
“The goal of the SMP program is to empower seniors to prevent health care fraud through outreach and education. Since its inception in 1997, the SMP program has evolved from a handful of diverse demonstration projects to a nationwide program. Today, the SMP program includes projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S Virgin Islands.
In 2001, the SMP program (formerly known as KY Seniors Saving Medicare of KSSM) became a part of the MSU RSVP through a grant from Administration on Aging. In addition to the program at MSU, there are 6 SMP programs throughout KY. Each one covers a limited number of counties.”
According to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, the Medicare program loses billions of dollars each year due to errors, fraud, and abuse. Since the inception of the SMP program through 2008, $105.72 million in documented saving can be directly attributed to the SMP projects. If you would like to be a part of this effort, have flexibility in your commitment, receive training where you will learn more about Medicare and fraud, please contact Robin Dalton.
These efforts to reach and educate people with Medicare in all KY counties involve collaboration with multiple agencies:
and other non-profit agencies that serve senior adults, including faith-based organizations.
For information about having a
SMP speaker at a group event,
to receive individual help from a SMP trained person,
or to learn about the opportunity to volunteer with SMP,
you are invited to contact Robin Dalton.
toll free: 877-815-0111