About SMP

Empowering seniors to prevent healthcare fraud

What We Do

California Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is a grant-funded project administered by California Health Advocates. It is funded by the federal U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Administration for Community Living. California SMP, and all SMPs around the country, empower and assist people with Medicare and Medicaid to avoid, detect, and report healthcare fraud. We work to both protect beneficiaries and help preserve the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs by recovering and avoiding the billions of dollars typically lost to healthcare fraud each year.

Our Staff

We Love Serving Our Community

We’re passionate about making a difference and preventing Medicare fraud. Contact us if you have any questions and/or would like to collaborate on fraud prevention and education. 

Catherina Isidro

Executive Director
SMP Statewide Director

Karen Joy fletcher

Communications & Marketing Director

marti Holland

Finance Director

Morgan Grabau

SMP Statewide Volunteer Manager

Rose Morales

Fraud Investigative Analyst

Reina Alvarado

Fraud Investigative Analyst

Catheryn Mercado

Membership, Events & Operations Administrator

Ben Winker

Community Outreach & Engagement Specialist

Senior Medicare Patrol Flyers

The buttons below link to English and Español (PDF) flyers onSenior Medicare Patrol.

California SMP

Learn more about our services and how we can help YOU today

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you passionate about helping others and making a difference? If so, volunteering with SMP may be for you!

What Volunteers Do?

Our SMP volunteers reach out to Medicare beneficiaries in theircommunities by:

  • Hosting group presentations
  • Exhibiting at community events
  • Answering calls to the SMP helplines, and
  • Providing one-on-one counseling

They teach Medicare beneficiaries how to:

  • Protect their personal identity
  • Identify and report errors on their health care bills, and
  • Identify deceptive or fraudulent healthcare practices

Identify deceptive or fraudulent healthcare practices

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Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) administers California SMP, and all SMPs around the country. If you’re not in California, find the SMP in your state.