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Free Webinar: Protect Yourself from Healthcare Fraud

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Date(s) - 05/14/2021
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm



Free Webinar: Protect Yourself from Healthcare Fraud

As a result of RPEA’s partnership with New York StateWide Senior Action Council, we are able to offer our members a free, interactive webinar on Friday, May 14 at 1:30 p.m. that will address Medicare fraud. You will learn how to PROTECT your personal information, DETECT mistakes or potential fraud, and REPORT fraud and abuse.

Featured panelists include:

  • NY Senior Medicare Patrol Director Beth Nelson,
  • NYS Attorney General’s Office Representative Gary Brown, and
  • Buffalo Better Business Bureau Representative Lauren Kirchmyer.

Following the presentation, webinar participants will have the chance to ask the panelists questions.

To register, please send an email with your name to

We will send you the Zoom link and instructions on how to join the webinar on May 14 once you’ve emailed to confirm your registration.


RPEA is a long-time member of the New York StateWide Senior Action Council (StateWide) which is a grassroots membership non-profit organization made up of individual senior citizens and senior citizen organizations from all parts of New York State. It was established in 1972 with the goal of developing a statewide organization of older New Yorkers who could advocate for their interests and needs regarding services, programs and policies affecting older persons. With other advocacy organizations and service providers across the nation, StateWide has helped build a very successful and cost-effective aging network over the past five decades. StateWide recently received funding to operate the New York Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) which is part of a nationwide education and assistance program working to empower seniors and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report Medicare fraud and waste.

RPEA Vice President Mary Frye serves on the SMP advisory board. The NY SMP provides education and information on how to address healthcare errors, fraud and abuse. The program model is one of prevention. SMP educates Medicare beneficiaries to scrutinize their medical statements and bills and subsequently reduce fraud and errors.


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