Congressional Hearing on Medicaid Fraud Acknowledges SMP

Congressional Hearing on Medicaid Fraud Acknowledges SMP

In a U.S. House of Representatives Hearing on Medicaid Fraud last week, the sub-committee heard from a victim of fraud who spent 7 years in a lawsuit against Maxim Healthcare. This man specifically mentions calling the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) fraud hot line in New Jersey. Although he eventually hired a private attorney, he and the attorney both acknowledge the good work of SMPs.

The hearing is worth watching and is a good reminder of why SMPs across the country, including our strong California team of staff and volunteers, do what we do!

Here’s the Hearing: House Panel Hearing From Victim of Medicaid Fraud.

See Medicare Fraud for more info on fraud and how to prevent, detect and report it. Also see our SMP Volunteer page if you’re interested in volunteering with our California SMP team.

Karen Fletcher
Our blogger Karen J. Fletcher is CHA's publications consultant. She provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare, health disparities and other health care issues. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she serves in health advocacy as a trainer and consultant. See her current articles.

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