Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) serves all Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers who have questions about billing issues or believe they may be a victim of potential fraud or abuse. SMP staff and volunteers are available for presentations, one-on-one counseling or to answer general questions.
The SMP Presentation Menu lists topics that may be of interest to a senior group in your area. Topics include:
- Senior Medicare Patrol Intro
- Scams that Target Seniors
- Medicare Overview
- Medical Identity Theft
- Medicare Changes and Special Topics
What is Healthcare Fraud?
Medicare fraud happens when Medicare is billed for services or supplies you never got or didn't need. Waste and abuse occurs when questionable practices result in unnecessary costs to Medicare.
How Does the SMP Program Help Stop Healthcare Fraud?
- Educate seniors, caregivers and other groups about healthcare fraud
- Provide information on healthcare fraud at community events
- Help people report fraud when it occurs
- Answer questions that seniors may have and help them to understand all their medical paperwork
For assistance, find your local SMP below:
Kentucky SMP (Louisville) 1-877-603-6558
Provides SMP services to the entire state and guides the activities of the
local service providers listed below.
Pennyrile Allied Community Services 270-886-6341/800-264-0643
Serving Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon,
Muhlenberg, Todd, and Trigg counties
West Kentucky Allied Services 270-247-4046/800-294-2731
Serving Calloway and Graves counties
Morehead State University 606-783-5125/877-815-0111
Serving Bath, Bracken, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lawrence,
Lewis, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Robertson, and Rowan
counties. Click here to learn more about this location.
Brighton Center 859-491-8303 extension 2336
Serving Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton
Green River Area Development District 1-800-648-6056
Serving Daviess, Hancock, Ohio, McLean, Henderson, Webster, Henderson
and Union counties
Paducah-McCracken County Senior Center 270-442-8993
Serving Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, McCracken, and Marshall counties