Friday, January 01, 2010

Senior Medicare Patrol looks for Medicare fraud


Here’s an interesting story from the Dec. 29 2009 Washington Post by Matt Sedensky, “Senior Citizen Voluteers Fight Medicare Fraud”, link here.

The article mentions a Senior Medicare Patrol, which does not seem to have its own website but is attached to many states, such as with the Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging, here.

One sign of fraud is when “medical” equipment that has not been ordered arrives.

1 comment:

Maureen Patterson said...

Thank you for posting this article. It's a great example of how people are working hard to protect themselves and others from becoming victims of fraud. The national SMP website -- www.smpresource.org -- includes articles on ways to avoid fraud plus information about how to volunteer.

Maureen Patterson
Media Manager
SMP Resource Center
mpatterson@hvaaa.org