Adult Education and College Access receives HHS grant
Morehead State University’s Center for Adult Education and College Access has received a grant to help empower seniors to prevent healthcare fraud and abuse through education and outreach.
Directed by RSVP Project Director Sharon Williams, the $37,339 grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging (via the Louisville Metro Government) will help fund the Senior Medicare Patrol Program (SMP) at MSU.
The SMP is a nationwide program that helps Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries avoid, detect, and prevent health care fraud through education and outreach. Teresa Judd, the SMP Project Assistant at MSU, will assist seniors with open enrollment from November 15 through December 31. People receiving Medicare are urged to find out if the Medicare Part D plan they have now will continue to be the best plan for them in 2011.
Judd will be serving the following districts: Buffalo Trace (Bracken, Fleming, Lewis, Mason and Roberson Counties), FIVCO (Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup and Boyd Counties) and Gateway District (Bath, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan and Rowan Counties).
Judd’s office hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. If your organization is interested in learning more about Medicare fraud, waste and abuse, Judd is available for presentations and assisting seniors with any questions they may have regarding their Medicare statements.
For additional information about the SMP at MSU, contact Judd at 606-783-5125 or Toll Free 877-815-0111.