Saturday, Nov 28th

Last update12:32:43 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.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Muslim NYPD officers slam Trump’s surveillance comments: ‘Muslim Americans are as patriotic as anyone else’

Muslum NYPDA fraternal group of NYPD officers who are Muslim issued a strong rebuke this week to...

Protesters shut down Chicago shopping district, demand federal probe in McDonald shooting

Protesters block stores on Thanksgiving in ChicagoProtesters shut down parts of Chicago's luxury shopping district Friday and demanded a federal investigation into...

Colorado Springs: a playground for pro-life, pro-gun evangelical Christians

Colorado springs home to pro life gun ownersColorado Springs, the location of an attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic that left three people...

Police: 3 killed, 9 wounded in attack at Planned Parenthood

Colorado Planned Parenthood shootingA gunman who opened fire inside a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was arrested Friday after...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!