Senior Medicare Patrol Projects
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The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Projects program offers funding to provide local outreach, education, and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries through a volunteer workforce that is trained to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse.
SMP projects should:
- Teach Medicare beneficiaries to protect their Medicare numbers
- Teach beneficiaries to detect billing discrepancies on their quarterly Medicare Summary Notice statements
- Teach how to report suspicious activity for further investigation
- Actively disseminate fraud prevention and identification information through the media, outreach campaigns, and community events
Eligible applicants are public or private nonprofit entities including:
- State governments
- County, city, or township governments
- Special district governments
- Public, state controlled, and private institutions of higher education
- Federally recognized Native American tribal governments
- Tribal organizations
- Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
- Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
- Independent school districts
- Public housing authorities
- Indian housing authorities
- For-profit organizations and small businesses
Funding is expected to be for 5-one year budget periods with the breakdown:
- Up to $230,000 per budget period for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico
- Up to $95,000 per budget period for Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands
- Additional funding will be allocated to successful applicants based on the total Medicare beneficiary population in each state/territory; the population of rural Medicare beneficiaries in each state/territory; and the population of Medicare beneficiaries with limited income in each state/territory, which is listed on page 3 of the application instructions.
Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through grants.gov. The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, view details
- Administration for Community Living, view details
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