California Healthcare Advocates SMP
The Senior Medicare Patrol program educates Medicare beneficiaries, their family members and caregivers about healthcare fraud. We teach them how to protect their medical identity, detect fraudulent billing by understanding their medical statements and provide a resource to report fraud. We also assist beneficiaries and their families when fraudulent billing does occur and we work with law enforcement to refer fraud cases.
Our education is offered free of charge. We have a robust website (www.cahealthadvocates.org) where fraud prevention information is provided. Additionally, we staff a hot line for complaints and questions. We also publish regular fraud advisories and conduct free, monthly webinars about all things Medicare and healthcare fraud.