California Health Advocates Awarded Next 5 Year Grant for California Senior Medicare Patrol
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 1, 2023 For more information, contact: Catherina Isidro, Executive Director and SMP Project Director, California Health Advocates, email@example.com, 916-465-8104 Sacramento, CA — California Health Advocates (CHA) received great news from the U.S. Department […]
SMP Liaison Spotlight – Meet Muriel Smalheiser!
This month’s SMP Liaison Spotlight is with Muriel Smalheiser, who, as of this month, has served for 15 years as a volunteer HICAP Counselor and 6 years as an SMP Liaison in Contra Costa County. […]
Medicare Fraud Prevention Week Teaches Everyone How to Prevent Fraud
Did you know that fraud costs Medicare an estimated $60-80 billion per year? It also costs Medicare beneficiaries in time, stress, their medical identities, and potentially their health. It costs families, friends, and caregivers in […]
California SMP Launches New Website Offering a Plethora of Fraud Prevention Services & Materials
California Health Advocates (CHA), the grantee of California’s federally funded Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program, has launched a new website this week, CaliforniaSMP.org This new website provides easy access to a variety of fraud prevention services and materials for seniors, people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and professionals across the state.
CMS’ New Final Rule Addresses MA Plan Marketing Misconduct, Barriers to Care & Promotes Health Equity
With the extreme rise in Medicare Advantage (MA) plan marketing misconduct, and the ongoing mountain of prior authorizations and other barriers to care beneficiaries have long experienced in MA plans, the Centers for Medicare and […]
Important Enrollment Rights to Know as Medi-Cal Redeterminations Are Underway
As mentioned in our recent article, due to the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), states are now in the process of reviewing Medicaid eligibility for all enrollees and can disenroll people who no longer qualify for Medicaid […]