East Bay Senior Medicare Patrol
ALERT: Protect Yourself from COVID-19 Fraud
Please listen to a radio interview held recently in New Mexico with Nenette Day, Assistant Special Agent in Charge with the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In the interview Day discusses scams and she offers practical advice on how to protect oneself from Medicare identity theft and fraud. Here’s the link to the radio clip: https://www.ksfr.org/post/covid-19-scammers-target-senior-citizens#stream/0
The East Bay Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program helps Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries prevent, detect, and report health care fraud. SMP not only protects seniors, it also helps to preserve the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
People We Serve
The program serves residents of East Providence, Central Falls, Pawtucket, Bristol, Barrington, and Warren, RI residents.
Senior Medicare Patrol staff and volunteers work with beneficiaries to:
- Review their Medicare Summary Notices for accuracy
- Protect their identity
- Identify and report errors on their health care bills
- Identify deceptive health care practices, such as illegal marketing, providing unnecessary or inappropriate services, and charging for services that were not provided
SMP also conducts informational sessions for seniors about avoiding Medicare and Medicaid scams.
Location(s) of the Program
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
How to Enroll
To learn more about the East Bay Senior Medicare Patrol, call the Office of Volunteer Services at 401-435-7876, ext.1137.
How You Can Volunteer
Individuals may volunteer their time or services. SMP volunteers help protect individuals from common scams that target seniors and save precious health care dollars at the same time. This is a mission that attracts many civic-minded Americans. Most SMP volunteers are both retired and on Medicare, so they are well-positioned to assist their peers. To volunteer call, the Office of Volunteer Services at 401-435-7876 ext. 1137.