SMP Superheroes Discuss Part D Fraud!
Our SMP Superhero team meets in Los Angeles, one of our nation’s fraud hotspots, to discuss and devise a plan to address Part D prescription drug fraud. Through good humor, this skit educates people on 4 main types of Part D fraud, what to look for and how to report it. Videos will be coming in April 2016! Here is the audio file (mp3) and script. Enjoy and please share!
SMP Superheroes Address Home Health Care Fraud!
Be entertained! Join Ethel and her friends for a game of cards as she shares about her “new home health benefit” that includes cleaning and cooking services. SMP Superhero comes to the rescue to point out this example of home health fraud and tells Ethel and her friends where to go for help and to report fraud! A video of this skit will be coming in April 2016. Here is the audio file (mp3) and script. Enjoy and please share!
SMP Superheroes in Action! Avoid & Report this Back Brace Scam
Be entertained by our Senior Medicare Patrol superheros in action! This short skit highlights a common back brace scam that uses large newspaper ads to promote “free, Medicare-covered back braces” to lure beneficiaries to give them their Medicare number.
View Back Brace Scam skit script
SMP Superhero Skit ~ Genetics Testing & Free Ice Cream Social Scams
Get ready for some laughs with this superhero skit on genetic testing and ice cream social scams. In these scams, beneficiaries are offered a presentation or an ice cream social along with a “free cheek swab” test in exchange for their Medicare numbers.
View Genetics Testing & Free Ice Cream Social Scams skit script
Mail-Order Medication Scam
This video, featuring SMP Liaisons Pat Macholl and Doug Shaw, demonstrates a common Medicare Part D fraud scam involving mail-order medications. Learn more about how to spot such scams, where to report them and how to help prevent them with our Medicare Part D Scams Tip Sheet.
View mail-order medication scam script.
New Medicare Card Scam
This video, featuring SMP Liaisons Ray Jones and Paula Holden, demonstrates a common new Medicare card scam. It took off in the fall of 2013 with the beginning of Obamacare’s open enrollment and Medicare’s annual open enrollment period. Scammers took advantage of the widespread confusion and invented a plethora of new scams. For more information on fraud, how to detect, report and prevent it, see our Medicare Fraud section.
View new Medicare card scam script.
Medicare Fraud: You Could Be the Next Victim
Julie Schoen, our Senior Medicare Patrol Project Director, briefly speaks on Medicare fraud and how it affects us all. She gives concrete examples and actions to take to protect one’s Medicare, detectfraud and abuse; and report any suspicious activity. Call SMP to report fraud and/or with any questions at 855-613-7080.
Fraud Perpetrated Against Veterans
Julie Schoen speaks to health care fraud specifically targeted at Veterans, common tactics used, signs to watch for, how to protect oneself and where to report potential fraud.
Medicare Fraud: What to Look For
Anne Gray, our SMP Project Coordinator, discusses signs that point to potential fraud.
Financial Fraud: Don’t Be a Victim
Long-term care Ombudsman, Ken Robinson tells what you need to know regarding financial fraud.