IAAAA Combat Medicare Fraud

Stay a Step Ahead of Medicare Fraud

As beneficiaries of Medicare, you have the right to recognize and prevent fraud, errors and abuse. In partnership with Medicare and Indiana’s Area Agencies on Aging, Senior Medicare Patrol’s (SMP) primary goal is to prevent, detect and report Medicare fraud, errors and abuse. We'll arm you with the knowledge to identify common scams, safeguard your personal information, identify and dispute billing inaccuracies and avoid unnecessary charges. Even if you're unable to handle these issues on your own, we can work with family or caregivers to ensure you're protected. If necessary, we'll also refer you to outside organizations that can intervene. Stay safe and informed with SMP.

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Increase in cases of medical ID theft reported to the (FTC) from 2017 to 2021
$60 Billion
Approximate annual Medicare loss due to fraud, errors, and abuse
Medical professionals charged in various health care fraud schemes
$29 Million
in COVID-19 health care fraudulent activities, leading to enforcement actions

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We provide free video resources to help keep you aware of common scams and how to identify and protect yourself against them.

Indiana SMP In The News

Take a look at how the Indiana SMP is helping people like you. Witness inspiring real-life testimonials and gain awareness about the prevailing Medicare scams in 2023.
May 1, 2023 | Terre Haute

Back brace scams and Medical ID Theft

Medicare scammers use different tactics to steal your money and identity. Over the last year, the Indiana Senior Medicare Patrol has identified a rise in Medicare scams.
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May 9, 2023 | Indianapolis

COVID-19 OTC Test Kit Fraud and Medical ID Theft

Taxpayers targeted by COVID-19 test kit fraud in final hours of pandemic health emergency. Government investigators have already detected more than $8.4 million in fraudulent claims for unwanted COVID tests.
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May 18, 2023 | KFF Health News

COVID-19 OTC Test Kit Fraud and Medical ID Theft (national)

Some older Americans got dozens of COVID tests they never ordered in the mail, just as the free test benefit was ending. It could mean they are at risk for more fraud involving their Medicare numbers.
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June 23, 2023 | Indianapolis

Medicare Scam Calls/Medical ID Theft

Scam calls are out of control, but one particular type is on the rise— scammers claiming to be from Medicare. Jon O’Brien in Knox County Indiana wants to change his phone number after receiving 30 scam calls a day.
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The Indiana Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) project was supported, in part by grant number 90MPPG0066, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.