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The biweekly SMP News features news of interest to the SMP network. New scams alert the public to be on guard. Justice articles detail criminal prosecutions. Stories that include SMPs show how effective their outreach is all over the country. SMP News includes tools, knowledge, and resources helpful for anyone who wants to learn about health care fraud, errors, and abuse. 

Brooklyn Launches Patrol to Protect Seniors From Scams

Watch the News 12 Video Borough President Eric Adams, NY StateWide Senior Action Council and the Brooklyn-wide Interagency Council on Aging are launching a patrol to combat Medicare and Medicaid fraud. State officials say Brooklyn residents in Kings County lose more...

Get Medicare’s new “What’s covered” app!

Not sure if Medicare will cover your medical test or service? Medicare’s free “What’s covered” app delivers accurate cost and coverage information right on your smartphone. Now you can quickly see whether Medicare covers your service in the doctor’s office, the...

New Medicard Card Rollout is Complete.

January 31, 2019 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – the agency that oversees the Medicare program – announced that they finished the rollout of new Medicare cards to 61 million people with Medicare ahead of the original deadline of April 2019....

Scams to Watch Out For in 2019

By Brandy Bauer | 1.24.2019, ncoa.org Scams to Watch Out for in 2019 It is estimated that older adults lose billions of dollars to scammers each year. But there is good news—last year the Federal Trade Commission noted that older consumers are more likely to report...

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