Medicare paid out tens of millions for ambulance rides in which beneficiaries did not receive services, according a new government watchdog audit.
A large health care organization headed by a major Democratic donor has agreed to pay $118 million to settle false claims and fraud allegations brought against the company by a group of whistleblowers.
Despite Medicare not being available to people living outside of the United States, one Medicare provider skirted the system and ran up millions in Medicare costs from elderly people living in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
A recent audit from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) discovered more than 23,000 potentially fake or bad addresses of health care providers in the Medicare program.
The report sheds light on instances of Medicare providers registering addresses as vacant lots, mailboxes, and, in one case, a fast-food chain that has been located at the listed practice address for years–problems that make the program susceptible to greater fraud and abuse.
Total Medicare expenditures have nearly tripled since 2000 and are projected to more than double by 2024, according to the 2015 Annual Medicare Trustees Report.
Marilyn Tavenner, who headed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and oversaw the failed HealthCare.gov rollout, has secured the top lobbying job for the health insurance industry.
A super PAC has launched with hopes of protecting a high-dollar Democratic donor and Florida doctor accused of Medicare fraud.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services secretly paid out over a billion dollars in improper hospital claims earlier last month, despite auditors labeling them unnecessary previously.
A cardiologist in Florida who has donated more than $450,000 to Democrats has been suspended from receiving Medicare reimbursement payments over “credible allegations of fraud” after reimbursements as far back as 2012 came under scrutiny.