Measuring the Value of Prevention within the SMP Program

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Measuring the Value of Prevention within the SMP Program: Educating consumers to prevent health care fraud is the essence of the mission and message of the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program. The SMP mission is to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report healthcare fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. The 54 SMP projects recruit and train volunteers to educate Medicare beneficiaries about how to protect their Medicare numbers, examine their Medicare Summary Notices to detect discrepancies, and report suspicious activity when detected. The SMP program seeks to empower seniors through increased awareness and understanding of health care programs to protect them from the economic and health-related consequences associated with Medicare fraud, error, and abuse. The SMP program, like many other federal, state, and local programs, must estimate the benefits that the program provides. However, since there is not currently a way to quantify the effects of prevention education, measuring the impact of the SMP program on the extent and cost of fraud and abuse is difficult. For that reason, with this Funding Opportunity Announcement, ACL seeks applications that will describe how to best conduct research on prevention education, such as that conducted by the SMP program, to determine how to best measure and quantify the effects of these efforts. This research may include, but is not limited to, identification of methodologies for measuring cost savings or avoidance associated with SMP’s fraud prevention efforts. Specifically, ACL is interested in reviewing and supporting applications that will describe how the applicant will: · Conduct a literature review of methods to quantify the effects of community education on prevention to identify an appropriate methodology for measuring these efforts in general and within the SMP context; · Determine how to best measure and estimate the effects of community education on health care fraud prevention according to the identified methodology; and · Develop and implement, in conjunction with selected volunteer SMP project grantees, a pilot study to demonstrate the above developed measures and tools using the SMP program and the program’s Medicare fraud prevention efforts. ACL plans to fund one (1) cooperative agreement at the federal funding level of $200,000 per year, over a three (3) year project period, pending availability of federal funds.
Federal Grant Title: Measuring the Value of Prevention within the SMP Program
Federal Agency Name: Administration for Community Living
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2013-ACL-AOA-SH0-0059
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.048
CFDA Descriptions: Special Programs for the Aging_Title IV_and Title II_Discretionary Projects
Current Application Deadline: Jul 08, 2013
Original Application Deadline: Jul 08, 2013
Posted Date: May 23, 2013
Creation Date: May 23, 2013
Archive Date: Aug 07, 2013
Total Program Funding: $200,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $225,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $75,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
Faith-based and community organizations that meet eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
Grant Announcement Contact
Rebecca KinneyRebecca.Kinney@acl.hhs.gov
Grants Policy [Rebecca.Kinney@acl.hhs.gov]
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