The Kansas Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is a statewide project designed to reduce Medicare and Medicaid fraud, waste or abuse. Through education, outreach, one-on-one assistance and problem resolution, Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries are educated and counseled on how to protect themselves and identify and report scams and healthcare fraud or abuse. The Kansas SMP trains volunteers to assist with educating consumers.
Other helpful publications can be found under Senior Medicare Patrol on the Publications and Reports page.
Click on the topics below to link to tips to help protect yourself against fraud:
When reporting fraud, have the following information available:
- Your name as listed on your Medicare or Medicaid card
- Medicare number
- The name of the provider
- Date of service
- Description of the concern or problem
As a volunteer, you will work with a committed group of staff and other volunteers with a common goal of protecting potential victims of fraud.
As a volunteer, you may:
- Distribute information to local seniors, community centers and health care facilites
- Educate seniors about Medicare fraud
- Present information in your community about SMP
- Connect victims of fraud to the appropriate resource for help
Interested? Call 800-432-3535 or download the volunteer brochure below.
This project was supported, in part, by grant number 90MP0087 from the U. S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, represent official Administration for Community Living policy.