Looks like someone’s defrauding Medicare again:
Medicare has paid as much as $92 million since 2000 to medical suppliers who billed the government for wheelchairs and other home equipment purportedly prescribed by physicians who, according to records, were dead at the time, congressional investigators said yesterday.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) honored about 500,000 such claims despite pledging six years ago to correct the problem, which was identified by the Health and Human Services Department’s inspector general in 2001.
Here’s a fun game to play. Every time your conservative friends use Medicare fraud like this as an example for why Medicare needs to be privatized remind them that the entity in charge of rooting out fraud in Medicare is a private business.
…LINK TURN BITCH!