The National Hispanic Senior Medicare Patrol (NHSMP) has launched a new outreach and communications campaign, which includes a Spanish language public service announcement (PSA). The PSA is currently being aired in South Florida through mid-September.
The PSA, titled El Fraude al Medicare es un Delito. Denúncielo. (Medicare Fraud is a Crime. Report It.), is part of the NHSMP’s Spanish language communications toolkit. It was developed based on a needs assessment conducted to gauge the perceptions of the community and understand why they were underreporting Medicare fraud. NHSMP found that although a majority of seniors could identify Medicare fraud, they didn’t know how to report it or felt overwhelmed by their lack of English skills to communicate effectively.
The PSA is posted on Youtube. We encourage you to share it, post it on your webpage and help get the word out on how to stop and prevent Medicare fraud and abuse. For additional Spanish resources, see the available educational outreach and communications tools on the NHSMP webpage. You can also see our Medicare Fraud resources section for additional Spanish materials.