The Texas Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) and RSVP of Dallas and Collin Counties have partnered to fight against Medicare Fraud. SMP volunteers nationwide are trained to give community presentations on how individuals can protect themselves from Medicare scams and help prevent the waste of their Medicare dollars. SMP volunteers receive ongoing training so that they are current on the latest information and are provided with educational materials for distribution at presentations and other community events.
The SMP program is a grant-funded project of the federal U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL). The mission of SMP is to 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.