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Arkansas Senior Medicare Patrol

Arkansas SMP will empower and assist you to protect, detect, and report Medicare fraud.

This program was developed to help you understand more about healthcare fraud. It involves recruiting retired persons to teach Medicare and Medicaid clients to recognize and report healthcare fraud.

If you have questions or concerns about healthcare fraud, are interested in volunteering, or would like to schedule a free speaker, call ASMP at 501-320-6457  and toll-free 1-866-726-2916. You may also email Kathleen Pursell at kathleen.pursell@dhs.arkansas.gov.

View and share any of the following media to help detect, protect, and report Medicare fraud! And consider volunteering by contacting Dee Edwards, Volunteer Coordinator, at darwina.edwards@dhs.arkansas.gov.

Event Calendar

Access the 2018 Event Calendar, which is updated regularly.

Fraud in the News

New Medicare Cards with new numbers are being mailed from July 2018 until the end of 2019. Are you ready?

Largest Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action in Department of Justice History - 76 Doctors Charged - 84 Opioid Cases

Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown in History--412 People Charged


American Sign Language Videos

Newsletters- Visit the SMP Newsletter Archive (now available!)

Print Materials

Use this information to share with Medicare/Medicaid consumers and caregivers to help spread information that will empower everyone and to avoid Medicare and Medicaid Fraud.


Arkansas Department
of Human Services
(501) 682-1001

TTY: 1-800-285-1131 or dial 711 for Arkansas Relay Service

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