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ORGANIZATION: Senior Medicare Patrol - AdviseWell, Inc.

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Are you retired and looking for a flexible volunteer opportunity? Louisiana Senior Medicare Patrol needs retired professionals to help educate Medicare beneficiaries in their own communities about Medicare fraud and other healthcare-related scams. SMP volunteers receive training on the basics of Medicare fraud and other healthcare scams to conduct short presentations at senior centers, retirement communities, churches, etc. Volunteers are also provided materials for help with community events such as health fairs and senior expos to spread awareness about the SMP program.

Volunteering for SMP is flexible and is done on an as-needed basis. Volunteer around your own schedule. It is also a great opportunity for couples to volunteer together! Team up to help Louisiana’s seniors prevent, detect and report Medicare fraud, errors, and abuse!

The Louisiana SMP is a federal grant program through the Administration for Community Living. In Louisiana, SMP is sponsored by AdviseWell, Inc. with corporate offices in New Orleans, LA. For more information, please contact Sunny Lawless at 877-272-8720 or visit www.stopmedicarefraud.org.

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About Senior Medicare Patrol - AdviseWell, Inc.

Location:

201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 2401, New Orleans, LA 70170, US

Mission Statement

Senior Medicare Patrol programs help Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries prevent, detect and report health care fraud. In doing so, they not only protect older persons, they also help preserve the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Because this work often requires face-to-face contact to be most effective, SMPs nationwide recruit and teach nearly 5,000 volunteers every year to help in this effort. Most SMP volunteers are both retired and Medicare beneficiaries and thus well-positioned to assist their peers.

Description

Senior Medicare Patrol staff and their highly trained volunteers conduct outreach to Medicare beneficiaries in their communities through group presentations, exhibiting at community events, answering calls to the SMP help lines and one-on-one counseling. Their primary goal is to teach Medicare beneficiaries how to protect their personal identity, identify and report errors on their health care bills, and identify deceptive health care practices, such as illegal marketing, providing unnecessary or inappropriate services and charging for services that were never provided. In some cases, SMPs do more than educate: When Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries are unable to act on their own behalf to address these problems, the SMPs work with family caregivers and others to address the problems, and if necessary, make referrals to outside organizations who are able to intervene.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various LocationsLake Charles, LA 70601

(30.22935,-93.21312)
 

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Very Flexible

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