Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

Alternate Name: SMP

Organization: AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly

The SMP DC office empowers and assists Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. DC SMP is a grant-funded project of the federal U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL). Our work is in three main areas:

Conduct Outreach and Education: SMP DC gives presentations to groups, exhibits at events, and works one-on-one with Medicare beneficiaries. In 2013 more than 1 million people were served by the national SMP program outreach and education efforts across the country;
Engage Volunteers: Protecting older persons’ health, finances, and medical identity while saving precious Medicare dollars is a cause that attracts civic-minded Americans;
Receive Beneficiary Complaints: When Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers, and family members bring their complaints to - our office, we make- a determination about whether or not fraud, errors, or abuse is suspected. When fraud or abuse is suspected, –we make referrals to the appropriate state and federal agencies for further investigation.
Service Category: Care Money Legal
Service Eligibility: Seniors (55+)
Application: Call for information
Monday : 9:00AM - 5:00PM

601 E Street NW Washington, DC 20004
601 E St NW Washington DC 20049

(202) 434-2099, (202) 434-2120