Nevada Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
Educates Nevadans on how to detect and report healthcare fraud in Medicare and Medicaid in order to protect these vital healthcare programs for the future.
Every year the Medicare system is drained of billions of dollars as a result of fraud, waste, errors and abuse - almost $134 MILLION in Nevada in 2008 alone! The Nevada SMP is funded and supported by the U.S. Administration on Aging, and works closely with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. There is an SMP in every state whose mission is to educate Medicare beneficiaries and their caretakers to become critical health care consumers, enabling them to identify suspicious situations or billings so that we can increase the chance that the Medicare system is solvent for future generations.