eQHealth Solutions, the sponsor of SMP in Louisiana since 2009, is pleased to bring the SMP program to Florida, Mississippi and Wisconsin seniors. Through community outreach events, group presentations and one-on-one counseling, seniors are empowered to prevent healthcare fraud and make an impact on healthcare reform.
Senior Medicare Patrol programs help Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries prevent, detect and report health care fraud. In doing so, they not only protect older persons, they also help preserve the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Because this work often requires face-to-face contact to be most effective, SMPs nationwide recruit and teach nearly 5,000 volunteers every year to help in this effort. Most SMP volunteers are both retired and Medicare beneficiaries and thus well-positioned to assist their peers.