Senior Medicare Patrol
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) of New Jersey is part of a national SMP network funded by the US Administration on Aging with programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. SMPs educate Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, family members, and caregivers about preventing, detecting and reporting health care fraud.
Billions of health care dollars are lost each year due to fraud, abuse, and waste.
The SMP staff, along with dedicated volunteers, conduct presentations, distributes information and printed materials at community events such as health fairs, meet one-on-one with beneficiaries to review Medicare Summary Notices, answer questions and concerns, and investigate suspected cases of fraud, waste and abuse. As a result, SMPs help preserve the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, as well as help individuals protect their personal identity and prevent them from becoming the victims of a scam.
Medicare is more than a health care program.
It is a promise from one generation of Americans to another.
Keeping the promise is everyone’s responsibility.