Missouri SMP highlights Fraud Prevention Month with presentation

Date: March 3, 2016 | Category: News


RICH HILL — The Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) will present “Are You Smarter Than a Scam Artist?” to highlight Fraud Prevention Month.  The fun, interactive game will be presented at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 11, at the Kern Senior Center, 613 Park Avenue, in Rich Hill.

The presentation explores some of the most common scams that fraudsters are likely to perpetrate. The Missouri SMP is highlighting March as International Fraud Prevention Month. The SMP program, also known as Senior Medicare Patrol program, helps Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries prevent, detect, and report health care fraud.

In doing so, the program helps older people and promotes integrity in Medicare. In Missouri, the program has 80 volunteers, most of whom are Medicare beneficiaries themselves and are thus well-positioned to assist their peers.

If you would like to know more about the program, call Roary Hutt at 1-800-748-7826. If you believe you may have been the victim of healthcare fraud, contact the Missouri SMP hotline at 888-515-6565.

The Missouri SMP is operated in Missouri by Care Connection for Aging Services in partnership with the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging. SMPs are funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, Administration on Aging.