SMP- New Medicare Card Number

Happy New Year! The Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) wants to remind you that the alpha-numeric number on the new Medicare card is required for providers to process claims beginning January 1. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, you should present that card to the provider.

SMP Needs You!

Missouri SMP Press Release: The Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) is looking for volunteers in our area to help seniors protect their Medicare benefits.

SMP- DNA Testing

The Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) is focusing on providers who offer DNA or genetic testing to older adults and tell them that the service is free to Medicare beneficiaries.

SMP- It’s Tax Time

It is income tax time, and that gives the Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) one more reason to remind you about scammers. The scam artists might be coming at you with emails, phone calls and snail mail this tax season. Be ready.

New Medicare Cards Have Arrived

For Immediate Release — Contact Rona McNally, 1-800-748-7826 New Medicare cards have been mailed in Missouri

3 Tips Protecting Seniors From Medicare Scams

Happy New Year! The Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) exists to make sure that seniors know about the latest Medicare scams. Medicare fraud costs the government (and thus consumers) an estimated $6.8 million each hour.

SMP- Avoid Making Charitable Donation Scams

As we head toward the end of the year, the Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) wants to offer some tips on avoiding scams when you make charitable donations. We are offering these tips from the Federal Trade Commission.

SMP- Stay Alert during Medicare Open Enrollment

Every month Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) provides Aging Ahead with a Fraud Fact article. In fact these articles help older adults detect, protect and report medicare scams and fraud.