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Senior Medicare Fraud Patrol Recovers $5.9M
Health Leaders Media

In a typical year, the national Senior Medicare Fraud Patrol (SMP), a federal program that helps beneficiaries identify scams, doesn’t recover much money. The average annual collection between 2008 and 2012 was a mere $1.2 million.

But a recent Office of Inspector General report tallying results for 2013 showed that the total for 2013 was $9.04 million, virtually all of which—$8.9 million—came from the California SMP program, run by California Health Advocates (CHA), a non-profit in Santa Ana.