Senior Medicare Patrols

Senior Medicare Patrols (SMP)

Senior Medicare Patrols (SMPs) empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. SMPs are grant-funded projects of the federal U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL). Their work is in three main areas:

  1. Conduct Outreach and Education.
  2. Engage Volunteers.
  3. Receive Beneficiary Complaints.


If you suspect Medicare fraud, call the statewide toll-free number 1-800-432-4040