Kathie Hunt
– Senior Medicare Patrol Coordinator –
Phone: (270) 442-8993
Fax: (270) 443-8609
SMP’s purpose is to educate and empower beneficiaries to take an active role in the detection and prevention of health care fraud and abuse, with a focus on the Medicare program.
In order to accomplish this, the program recruits, trains and guides retired professionals as volunteers to help seniors become better healthcare consumers. The volunteers work in their own communities where seniors congregate.
They strive to educate beneficiaries on how to monitor what is paid on their behalf and to identify deceptive health care practices, such as, bundling charges to hide non-covered fees, filing bogus claims for products or services never rendered, altering billing codes to inflate Medicare claims and ordering unnecessary or inappropriate products or services to increase revenues.
SMP staff and trained volunteers:
  • Partner with the aging services network, law enforcement, and others to promote community awareness of health care errors, fraud and abuse;
  • Develop and distribute consumer education materials about Medicare, Medicaid and fraud, errors and abuse through presentations, health fairs, and press events (see below);
  • Provide consumer counseling, and when necessary serve as consumer advocates to resolve billing disputes/ issues;
  • Make appropriate referral to health care agencies and law enforcement for suspected cases of errors, fraud or abuse; and
  • Support technical assistance efforts designed to share and replicate common strategies and successful practices.
Please contact us if you want to volunteer for the Senior Medicare Program.
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Watch your Medicare Patrol in Interviews with Local Media Outlets

Paducah Human Rights Commission
The original interview aired on 05/03/2017.
The video shows Kathie Hunt, our current Medicare Patrol Coordinator.
A broadband or other high-speed internet connection is recommended to watch the video!
WPSD Local 6
The original interview aired on 06/21/2012 at 10:00 PM.
The video shows Eddie Jordan, one of our former Medicare Patrol Coordinators.
A broadband or other high-speed internet connection is recommended to watch the video!
WPSD Local 6
The original interview aired on 05/25/2012 at 10:00 PM.
The video shows Eddie Jordan, one of our former Medicare Patrol Coordinators.
A broadband or other high-speed internet connection is recommended to watch the video!
WPSD Local 6
The original interview aired on 02/15/2011 at 10:00 PM.
The video shows LaShea Wyatt, one of our former Medicare Patrol Coordinators.
A broadband or other high-speed internet connection is recommended to watch the video!
WPSD Local 6
The original interview aired on 11/24/2009 at 10:00 PM.
The video shows Joann Rubeck, one of our former Medicare Patrol Coordinators.
A broadband or other high-speed internet connection is recommended to watch the video!
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