June 2020 Fraud Prevention

The Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) once again is reminding older adults and their caregivers to be wary of potential Medicare fraud and abuse schemes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the pandemic began spreading across the United States, scammers have been working nonstop to try to trick older adults and to take their money. Scammers…

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Office Closure

Our offices in Albany and Cameron will be closed Friday, May 8th, in observance of Harry S. Truman Day. We will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday morning.

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An Important Note About LTC Facilities

While residents’ rights are the first priority of our Ombudsman Program, the protection of those living in long-term care facilities is high on the list of our concerns throughout the pandemic caused by COVID-19, too. Shelter-in-place orders are lifting throughout the state of Missouri, and we know you’re ready to visit with your loved ones…

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Stimulus Scam Aimed at Older Adults

You’ve likely heard, the U.S. Government will soon be sending stimulus payments to the majority of households in America. That’s good news during our national economic struggle resulting from Coronavirus, or COVID-19. What’s not good is that scammers are taking advantage of this unprecedented experience by placing a new type of phone call. The caller…

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