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.

Who We Serve

The program serves residents of East Providence, Central Falls, Pawtucket, Bristol, Barrington, and Warren, RI.

Key Features

Senior Medicare Patrol staff and volunteers work with beneficiaries to:

  • Review their Medicare Summary Notices for accuracy
  • Protect their personal 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 to seniors about avoiding Medicare and Medicaid scams.

Location(s) of the Program

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 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.

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.

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