The National Consumer Protection Technical Resource Center: The Center of Service & Information for SMPs

Resources for SMPs

Durable Medical Equipment
Contributor: Bettie Hughes, Michigan
Date: 1/30/2013
How to avoid fraud in senior residences
Contributor: Sue Kraus, Missouri
Date: 9/27/2012
Tips for protecting yourself and Medicare
Contributor: Anita Hoy, Vermont
Date: 3/29/2012
The Savvy Seniors performances have been a popular training model in Vermont. This toolkit contains prop lists, skit material, scene design, suggested materials and structure, etc., so that you can organize your own performance troupe in your state. Also, translation to Hindi is included. Savvy Seniors performances lead to audience interaction, volunteer socialization, a better understanding of the issues and risks, etc.
Contributor: Anita Salustro, Michigan
Date: 2/24/2012
A description of a panel presentation on home health and DME fraud that can be adapted for SMPs nationwide
Contributor: Anita Salustro, Michigan
Date: 2/24/2012
A list of resources for distribution at a panel presentation about home health and Durable Medical Equipment fraud and abuse
Contributor: Julie Schoen, California
Date: 8/22/2011
Powerpoint and Low Literacy Brochure for Chinese
Contributor: Adele Ching, Hawaii
Date: 8/18/2011
What is DME fraud; protect yourself; report errors
Contributor: Amanda Carter, Georgia
Date: 7/6/2011
These stickers were provided to beneficairies to put on their DME so they would always know where to find our number. They can also be used to promote the SMP on other items.
Contributor: Erin Weir, Illinois
Date: 5/23/2011
PowerPoint presentation on Medicare's rules for Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and fraud involving DME
Contributor: Erin Weir, Illinois
Date: 5/23/2011
Tips on how to protect yourself from durable medical equipment fraud
Contributor: Patricia M. MacKinnon, Michigan
Date: 8/9/2010
Brochure that explains how to prevent, detect, and report suspected DME fraud.
Contributor: Barbara McGinity, Texas
Date: 10/16/2008
Brochure and flyer produced by the Texas SMP (Better Business Bureau) to educate beneficiaries about the Arthritis Kit Scam. Zipped file contains both the PDF and Publisher versions of the brochure and flyer.