Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
Medicare Fraud and Abuse
What is Senior Medicare Patrol?
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) helps empower consumers to prevent healthcare fraud. Senior Medicare Patrol’s three principles are:
- PROTECT yourself from Medicare and Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse
- DETECT Medicare and Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse
- REPORT Medicare and Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse
The Illinois SMP program is administered through AgeOptions in Suburban Cook County, but works with several agencies across the state to further efforts, including the AgeSmart Community Resources.
Illinois SMP provides several useful tools to help prevent fraud:
For more information and updates on scams and fraud alerts, please visit the Illinois SMP website.
How can I volunteer?
If you are interested in becoming an SMP volunteer, please contact the Senior Medicare Patrol Coordinator, AgeSmart Community Resources at 618-222-2561.