Legal Counsel For The Elderly Is An Affiliate Of AARP. Senior Medicare Patrol Is A Program Under Legal Counsel For The Elderly.
The mission of the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program is to empower seniors to prevent health care fraud through outreach and education. SMP projects recruit and teach senior volunteers and professionals such as doctors, nurses, accountants, investigators, law enforcement personnel, attorneys, teachers, and others to help Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries become better health care consumers. Volunteers work in their communities and in local senior centers to help identify deceptive health care practices, such as double-billing, overcharging, or providing unnecessary or inappropriate services. Contact the DC SMP Hotline at 202-434-2099 or by email at LCESMP@AARP.ORG.