Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Performance Data for the Senior Medicare Patrol Projects

Dianne De La Mare

The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released a report, Performance Data for the Senior Medicare Patrol Projects: June 2014 Performance Report, which provides data showing that the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) projects are still successful.

In 2013, 54 SMP projects had 5,406 active volunteers, which is a 5 percent increase from 2012. These volunteers conducted 148,235 one-on-one counseling sessions, with a 31 percent increase from 2012. These same volunteers also conducted 14,924 group education sessions in 2013, compared with the 14,748 sessions that they conducted in 2012.

In 2013, the expected Medicare and Medicaid recoveries that were attributable to the SMP projects resulted in $9.1 million, a 50 percent increase from 2012. However, total savings to beneficiaries and others decreased from $133,971 in 2012 to $41,718 in 2013. Lastly, cost avoidance on behalf of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and others increased by 26 percent from $113,692 in 2012 to $143,282 in 2013.

To obtain a complete copy of the report go to http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-14-00140.pdf.

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