The Senior Medicare Patrol of New Jersey (SMP) is a federally funded program of the U.S. Administration for Community Living and part of the national Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) project. There is a Senior Medicare Patrol in each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgins Islands.
The SMP is responsible for teaching recipients of Medicare and Medicaid in the State of New Jersey to become better healthcare consumers. As part of this effort, seniors are provided information to prevent them from becoming victims of fraud, waste and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The program also assists beneficiaries in investigating suspected Medicare fraud.
The SMP covers the entire State from Cape May County to Sussex County. Its staff and volunteers assist all Medicare beneficiaries in need of assistance and without cost.