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

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 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.