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Nevada SMP - Senior Medicare Patrol
Bldg.1820-205
1860 E. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
702-486-3403 or 1-888-838-7305
smpinfo@adsd.nv.gov
http://www.smp.nvadsd.org

Mission

The Nevada SMP- Senior Medicare Patrol is a Medicare fraud prevention program that 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. The goal of the Nevada SMP is to use the skills of adult volunteers to reach Medicare beneficiaries across the state of Nevada with the SMP message: Protect, Detect, Report.

Nevada SMP volunteers empower beneficiaries, their caregivers, and families by providing outreach and education about how to:

*Protect their personal information

*Identify and report errors on their health care statements

*Recognize scams

*Report fraud and abuse to the proper authorities

SMP volunteers work through the State of Nevada Aging and Disabilities Services Division to provide consumer education, one-on-one counseling, and informal advocacy in the area of Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse.

Services

*Presentations to groups about Medicare fraud prevention.

*One-on-one counseling to those who may be a victim of Medicare Fraud

*Assist individuals in submitting potential Medicare fraud complaints to appropriate investigative and law enforcement agencies

You Can Help by Volunteering

*Act as a consumer education resource for Medicare beneficiaries & their caregivers.

*Give public presentations to community groups on fraud & abuse.

*Staff display tables at health fairs & community events.

*Provide one-on-one counseling at senior centers, libraries, etc.

*Answer and reply to hotline calls.

*Promote awareness of the Nevada SMP-a Medicare Fraud Prevention Program

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