Ohio Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
Watch a video from Rick, about his experience as an Ohio SMP volunteer Peer Educator!
Ohio SMP’s team of volunteer peer educators help seniors prevent, detect and report health care fraud, errors and abuse.
Conducting Outreach and Education
Our Ohio SMP peer educators, who serve all of Ohio, present to groups, fairs, etc. with Medicare beneficiaries to educate them about health care fraud and identity theft.
One tool to protect yourself is the Personal Health Care Journal, which you use to record your medical history. Carry the journal to all your health care visits and take the journal when you travel in case of an emergency.
Responding to Reported Medicare Fraud, Waste & Abuse
When you call about possible Medicare fraud, errors, or abuse, Ohio SMP staff will discuss the details of your complaint. Based on the information you provide and the Senior Medicare Patrol role, we will determine if we can work with you to resolve the issue or we will refer you to the proper agencies for further help/investigation.
Are you concerned about something on your Medicare statement? Have a question about protecting your Medicare number? Contact Ohio SMP.
Recruiting, Training, and Engaging Volunteers
Our Ohio SMP program is strong because of our network of volunteer peer educators. They teach seniors about avoiding Medicare fraud and identity theft. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer/peer educator, please contact us.