CHA’s Nationally Recognized Senior Medicare Patrol Project is on the News

ABC News highlighted California’s Senior Medicare Patrol project in their recent report on durable medical equipment (DME) fraud in the Los Angeles area. Julie Schoen, CHA’s SMP Project Director was interviewed along with a Spanish-speaking beneficiary who was tricked into a wheelchair scam. Tips for avoiding becoming a victim are clearly presented in this short clip.

Here’s the video:

Medicare fraud costs taxpayers billions

The two articles below in the Wall Street Journal and Silver Planet also highlight our SMP and provide good advice on how consumers can 1) prevent Medicare fraud and 2) report suspected fraud.

See Medicare Fraud for more information.

Karen Joy Fletcher

Our blogger Karen Joy Fletcher is CHA’s Communications Director. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she is the online “public face” of the organization, provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare and other health care issues. She is responsible for digital content creation, management of CHA’s editorial calendar, and managing all aspects of CHA’s social media presence. She loves being a “communicator” and enjoys networking and collaborating with the passionate people and agencies in the health advocacy field. See her current articles.