Empowering seniors to prevent healthcare fraud

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Funding for Senior Medicare Patrol is by the Administration for Community Living. SMP activities support ACL’s goals of promoting increased choice and greater independence among older adults and people with disabilities.

In 1995, the Administration on Aging, now under the ACL, became a partner in a government-led effort to fight fraud, error, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs byimplementing a ground-breaking demonstration project called Operation Restore Trust (ORT). During its demonstration phase, ORT returned $23 for every $1 spent, looking at the fastest-growing areas of Medicare fraud, including home health care, skilled nursing facilities, and durable medical equipment providers. 

Our SMP in California is one of the original demonstration programs and continues to be a prominent piece in the fight against fraud.