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

Resources for SMPs

Fact Sheets

The SMP Resource Center has written fact sheets for SMPs to use in their outreach and education efforts. They cover topics such as Medicare fraud and abuse, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Summary Notices, the SMP program, health care reform, durable medical equipment, home health, tips for senior housing and senior center coordinators, and medical identity theft. They have also been translated into multiple languages.

They are housed in the SMP Resource Library (click here). The SMP Resource Library is for members of the SMP network. 

  • If you do not currently have an account, click “Create an Account.” It will require approval by the SMP project director in your state.
  • If you have an account but forgot your login information, click “Forgot your password.” All SMP project directors have been given accounts by the Center.

To find fact sheets in the library, click on “Find Resources,” then either search by keyword (such as Fact Sheet) or click the “Advanced Search” hyperlink to search by a specific topic, type, origin, or language.

For more information or for assistance, contact Maureen Patterson at