500 University Avenue West, Minot, ND

North Dakota Senior Medicare Patrol (ND SMP)


Linda Madsen, Project Director

Brenda Munson, Coordinator of Volunteers

Kale McHenry, Project Coordinator

Lou Wagner, Regional Volunteer




SMP Brochure

Medicare Basics for American Indians

Winter 2021-2022 Volunteer Newsletter


Aug 2021 ND SMP Scam of the Month

Sept 2021 ND SMP Scam of the Month

Oct 2021 ND SMP Scam of the Month

Nov 2021 ND SMP Scam of the Month

Dec 2021 ND SMP Scam of the Month

Jan 2022 ND SMP Scam of the Month



Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – www.ftc.gov

Medicare – www.medicare.gov

ND Attorney General – www.attorneygeneral.nd.gov

ND State Health Insurance Counseling (SHIC) – www.nd.gov/ndins/shic/

SMP Resource Center – www.smpresource.org

Social Security Administration – www.ssa.gov

North Dakota Senior medicare Patrol: What We Do?

Senior Medicare Patrols (SMPs) empower and assist 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). Their work is in three main areas:

  1. Conduct Outreach and Education. SMPs give presentations to groups, exhibit at events, and work one-on-one with Medicare beneficiaries.
  2. Engage Volunteers. Protecting older persons’ health, finances, and medical identity while saving precious Medicare dollars is a cause that attracts civic-minded Americans.
  3. Receive Beneficiary Complaints. When Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers, and family members bring their complaints to the SMP, the SMP makes a determination about whether or not fraud, errors, or abuse is suspected. When fraud or abuse is suspected, they make referrals to the appropriate state and federal agencies for further investigation.




We are located at the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD) on the campus of Minot State University:

500 University Avenue West
Memorial Hall
Minot, ND 58707

Contact US

Phone: 1-800-233-1737

or 701-858-3580

Email: ndsmp@minotstateu.edu

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Disclaimer:  This project was supported, in part by grant number 90MPPG0021, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201

Points of view or opinions do not necessarily represent official ACL or DHHS policy.