NDCPD awarded $533,000 to fight medicare fraud
The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities on MSU's campus recently received a three-year $533,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This grant will assist the North Dakota Senior Medicare Patrol program in continuing efforts to combat Medicare fraud.
"NDCPD was awarded $177,927 for the first year (June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013) of the new three-year grant project period and is slated to receive a similar funding level for the second and third years of the project, which amounts to over $533,000," said Linda Madsen, N.D. SMP project director. "This funding will help us continue to educate Medicare beneficiaries in North Dakota on health care fraud and scams targeting our citizens."
It is estimated Medicare fraud costs taxpayers more than $60 billion each year.
N.D. SMP is one of 54 SMP projects across the nation that educate Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers and professionals on how to prevent, detect and report health care fraud, waste and abuse. SMP programs receive funding from the Administration on Aging, which is part of the Administration for Community Living, and work in close partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the HHS Office of Inspector General.
For questions about N.D. SMP, contact 858-3424 or email@example.com.