TV News LIES

Saturday, Apr 30th

Last update05:20:13 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...


Supreme Court won't block Texas photo ID law — yet

Voter ID law in Texas upheldThe Supreme Court refused Friday to block Texas' photo ID law, the strictest in the nation,...

Abortion rights group defends AmeriCorps after violations

NARAL supports AmeriCorpsA leading abortion rights group is defending AmeriCorps after a half-dozen of the service program's workers...

Workers Say T-Mobile Created A Fake Union To Kill The Real One

Workers say T-Mobile created false unionOne of the largest cell phone carriers in America is trying to derail a years-long campaign...

Les Waas, Mister Softee Jingle Writer And Beloved Prankster, Dead At 94

Les WaasFor the millions who grew up in the northeast over the past 50 years, it was...
 
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!