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MSU Senior Medicare Patrol to host "Fraud Friday" webinar series

Ky SMP logoMorehead State's Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) will continue its Fraud Fridays educational series with a webinar Friday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m.

The speaker for the webinar is Travis Trumitch with the Illinois SMP, AgeOptions. Trumitch will discuss how programs can reach underserved populations and rural communities by using partnerships and social media. Trumitch said the webinar will discuss how to use the tools are your disposable to reach underserved and rural communities, how to run a program remotely during a pandemic and best practices to prevent fraud. 

The webinar will be useful to Medicare beneficiaries, elder caregivers, those who want to learn more about fraud and those interested in learning how to reach underserved populations. 

“Usually, these seminars are done in person, but we decided that as long as we have COVID-19 restrictions in place, we’re going to continue to offer these seminars virtually through WebEx,” said Helisha Tuerk, MSU Senior Corps programs coordinator/Kentucky state SMP coordinator of volunteers. She added the program is gaining interest nationwide, and SMP coordinators from Minnesota, North Dakota and other states will be attending the virtual event. 

Those interested in attending the webinar should email Tuerk at to register.  
Recordings of the webinar will be available at

 Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) empowers and assists Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers to prevent, detect and report health care fraud, errors and abuse through outreach, counseling and education. SMPs are grant-funded projects of the federal U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL). The group's focus is on outreach and education, engaging volunteerism and fraud complaint referrals.

To learn more, visit, email Tuerk at or call 606-783-2085.