TV News LIES

Friday, Oct 31st

Last update12:33:24 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Report Rejects Medicare’s Boast of Cutting Fraud

Report Rejects Medicare’s Boast of Cutting Fraud

E-mail Print PDF

In calculating the agency’s rate of improper payments, Medicare officials told outside auditors to ignore government policies that would have accurately measured fraud, according to the report. For example, auditors were instructed not to compare invoices submitted by salespeople against doctors’ records, as required by law, to make sure that medical equipment went to actual patients.

As a result, Medicare did not detect that more than one-third of spending for wheelchairs, oxygen supplies and other medical equipment in its 2006 fiscal year was improper, according to the report. Based on data in other Medicare reports, that would be about $2.8 billion in improper spending.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Flight Test

Vrrgin GalacticVirgin Galactic said its SpaceShipTwo rocket plane suffered an "in-flight anomaly" during a powered test flight...

Pennsylvania 'survivalist' suspect captured after six weeks on the run

Eric FreinAuthorities in Pennsylvania say they have captured a man accused of killing one state trooper and...

Reform school survivors allege abuse of their personal files too

Spring Creek LodgeAshley Astle left Spring Creek Lodge, a residential facility for troubled youths in Montana, over a...

Plane crashes into building at Kansas Mid-Continent Airport

kansas airport accidentA small plane has crashed at Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!