Senior Medicare Patrol

What is Montana Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)?

Montana SMP: Preventing Medicare Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Montana SMP staff and volunteers provide education and outreach through presentations and one-on-one counseling.  Montana SMP can help you research billing questions or assist you with understanding and organizing your bills. If a billing error is detected, Montana SMP can assist in correcting it, or in the case of potential fraud and abuse, we will refer you directly to the appropriate agency for investigation. To view a YouTube video about Montana SMP, click here.

If you need assistance with a billing question or help organizing your healthcare bills, contact Montana SMP Program Manager, Renee Labrie-Shanks at (406) 728-7682 or rlabrie@missoulaagingservices.org or the SMP partner in your area.

Interested in becoming an SMP volunteer? Download the volunteer job description. If you are interested in volunteering with the Missoula SMP program, click here to complete a volunteer application. If you are interested in volunteering outside of Missoula County, contact the partner in your area.

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Montana SMP Partners

Montana SMP is a statewide program administered by Missoula Aging Services. We partner with organizations across the state. For a provider in your area see our list of partners.

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Montana SMP Medicare Fraud Prevention

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Other Resources

Montana SMP is a part of a nationwide effort to prevent Medicare fraud, waste and abuse. For more comprehensive information visit the following websites:

SMP

For information on SMP in another state, click here.

Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission is the federal agency with the jurisdiction to protect consumers by preventing fraud, deception, and unfair business practices in the marketplace. For more information click here.

Medicare fraud

To learn more about Medicare Fraud, click here.

Montana Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Office

For non-healthcare related consumer complaints such as deceptive and misleading advertising, door-to-door sales, and telemarketing complaints, visit the Montana Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Office. For more information click here.