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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. 

Medicare and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Medicare and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know By Seema Verma Administrator, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking to help our...

What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know?

Source: https://acl.gov/COVID-19 Early data suggest older people are twice as likely to have serious COVID-19 illness. This may be because immune systems change with age, making it harder to fight off diseases and infection. Older adults also are more likely to...

StateWide e-News – Beware of New Social Security Scam!

Protect yourself - DO NOT respond to email requests for information about your Social Security account.  Scammers are sending faked documents by email to convince victims to comply with their demands. The letters may use official letterhead and government “jargon” to...

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