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Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Texas Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

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Senior Medicare Patrols (SMPs) empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. SMPs are grant-funded projects of the federal U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL).

Volunteer Roles to choose from:

  • Blue Bag Champions: Enthusiastic volunteers who help assemble TX SMP bags to be distributed
  • All Star Presenters: Outgoing volunteers who want to give presentations about TX SMP to the community*
  • Distribution Defenders: Energetic volunteers who want to help distribute SMP materials to the public
  • Health Fair Hero: Excited volunteers who want to staff TX SMP booths at health fairs and other public events*
  • Admin. Adventurer: Dynamic volunteers who want to find speaking opportunities for the All-Star Presenters and also do admin work as needed.
Choose which role(s) you would like to play!

* Some volunteer roles will required additional training, please discuss with Volunteer Coordinator







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About Texas Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

Location:

1333 West Loop South, Suite 1200, Houston, TX 77027, US

Mission Statement

Senior Medicare Patrols (SMPs) empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse.

Description

Senior Medicare Patrols (SMPs) empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. SMPs are grant-funded projects of the federal U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL). Their work is in three main areas:

  1. Conduct Outreach and Education. SMPs give presentations to groups, exhibit at events, and work one-on-one with Medicare beneficiaries to prevent, detect, and report potential Medicare fraud.
  2. Engage Volunteers. The SMP program is a volunteer-based program. Protecting older persons’ health, finances, and medical identity while saving precious Medicare dollars is a cause that attracts civic-minded people to volunteer for the SMP program.
  3. Receive Beneficiary Complaints. When Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers, and family members bring their complaints to the SMP, the SMP makes a determination about whether or not fraud, errors, or abuse is suspected. When fraud or abuse is suspected, they make referrals to the appropriate state and federal agencies for further investigation.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Houston, TX 77072

(29.70026,-95.58799)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Advocacy
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Patient Care
  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Some roles required transportation.

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