August 10th, 2020
Illinois SMP Celebrates 25 Years
of Fraud Prevention
Illinois Senior Medicare Patrol at AgeOptions is celebrating 25 years of empowering consumers throughout the state to prevent, detect and report health care fraud. In 2019, SMP reached 31,417 individuals statewide. During these 25 years, Illinois SMP has been at the forefront of innovation and outreach in the national SMP network. The program has received awards and staff members have been appointed to committees and served as panelists on various topics.

While things have certainly changed over the past 25 years with technology, personnel, funding ever changing and evolving. Something that has never changed is the hard work of our 15 statewide partners, our volunteers, our staff and the beneficiaries who reported Medicare fraud, all which have been the backbone of this program and that will continue into the foreseeable future.

Over the next 9 months we will discuss the successes over the past 25 years with these bi-weekly fraud alerts loaded with exclusive interviews, current trends, and articles.

Thank you for your continued support of the Illinois SMP!


Travis Trumitch
Illinois SMP Coordinator
Have a safe and healthy week!

Travis Trumitch
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This project was supported, in part by grant number 90MPPG0036, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.
The Illinois SMP at AgeOptions partners with agencies across the state to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education.

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