Senior Medicare Patrol
Do you or a loved one need help understanding your medical bills and making sure you’re being billed fairly? Do you suspect that you’ve been a victim of a scam? Montana Senior Medicare Patrol is here for you.
Montana Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is a statewide program that works to support and protect Medicare recipients from fraud and abuse.
How Montana SMP can assist:
- Help you understand your medical bills and Medicare Summary Notices (MSN).
- Help you check for billing errors and correct any mistakes.
- In cases of potential fraud, connect you to the appropriate agency to investigate.
- Provide ongoing education about Medicare bills and protecting yourself.
If you’d like assistance, email Montana SMP Director Renee Labrie-Shanks or call (406)728-0581.
Recent Montana SMP Newsletters
Understanding Medicare Video Series
Watch Montana SMP's "Understanding Medicare" video series to learn more about how to keep track of your Medicare statements and spot errors.
Volunteer with your local SMP
Volunteers help make SMP happen throughout the state. Interested in becoming an SMP volunteer?
To apply as a volunteer in Missoula County, click here to complete a volunteer application. If you are interested in volunteering outside of Missoula County, contact the partner in your area.
For more information, see the volunteer description below:
Connect with your local SMP advocate:
Montana SMP is administered by Missoula Aging Services in partnership with organizations across the state. For a provider in your area see our list of partners.
Montana SMP Partners
Action for Eastern Montana
P.O. Box 1309
Glendive, MT 59330
Adult Resource Alliance of Yellowstone County
1505 Ave D
Billings, MT 59102
Area II Agency on Aging
MurrayLou K. McElveen
P.O. Box 127
Roundup, MT 59072
Area IX Agency on Aging
40 11th St W Suite 100
Kalispell, MT 59901
Area V Agency on Aging
P.O. Box 459
Butte, MT 59703
Area VI Agency on Aging
110 Main St., Suite 5
Polson, MT 59860
Cascade County Area VIII Agency on Aging
1801 Benefis Court
Great Falls, MT 59405
Area X Agency on Aging
2 West 2nd. St.
Havre, MT 59501
Fergus County Council on Aging
307 W. Watson
Lewistown, MT 59457
HRDC District IX
807 N Tracy
Bozeman, MT 59715
North Central Area Agency on Aging
311 S. Virginia St., Suite 2
Conrad, MT 59425
Ravalli County Council on Aging
310 Old Corvallis Rd
Hamilton, MT 59840
Rocky Mountain Development Council, Inc.
P.O. Box 1717
Helena, MT 59624
Click here for information about SMP in other states.
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.
The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives.
Find resources to help protect yourself from fraud at Medicare.gov.
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.