The Senior Medicare Patrol program was established in 1997. Every state has its own SMP program. In Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi, the SMP programs are sponsored by AdviseWell, Inc. AdviseWell has been the SMP sponsor in Louisiana since 2009, in Mississippi since 2015, and in Georgia since 2018.
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is a federally funded program, supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL). There is no charge for our presentations, promotional items, or beneficiary assistance with Medicare fraud related issues. We do not sell services, products, or solicit donations.
Call 1-800-Medicare to request a new card or log into your medicare.gov account to print a copy.
Medicare does not call beneficiaries to verify Medicare numbers. You should report that your Medicare number has been compromised to SMP and to 1-800-Medicare.
SMP is a federal reporting agency. Once a complaint is received and it is determined that Medicare fraud has likely occurred, we report it to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for further review and investigation.
If you suspect errors related to Medicaid claims or suspect fraud or abuse perpetrated by a beneficiary, contact your state Medicaid agency. If you suspect Medicaid fraud or abuse, contact your state’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU).