$100,000 Grant Expands Colorado’s Medicare Fraud Prevention Efforts

October 29, 2010

The Colorado Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program has been awarded $100,000 grant to fight Medicare fraud, the state Division of Insurance announced. The grant is part of the federal mandate to educate seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries about how to prevent fraud in Medicare.

“This grant is one of more than 50 awarded throughout the country to put more feet on the ground in the fight against Medicare fraud,” said CMS Administrator Donald Berwick, M.D. “We want to ramp up our local community resources to educate seniors and people with Medicare about how they can help us stop it.”

The grant will provide funds to increase awareness of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries of health care fraud prevention, identification and reporting through expansion of SMP program capacity. The Administration on Aging will administer these state grants in partnership with Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Source: DOI

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