The chief executive of a healthcare company who donated thousands to Democrats pleaded guilty to fraudulently bilking nearly $2 million from Medicare.
Jeb Bush unveiled proposals on Tuesday that he said would preserve Medicare and Social Security for seniors while ensuring that funding remains for other priorities such as national defense.
A prominent New Orleans businesswoman and Democratic donor pled guilty to a health care fraud scheme that drained $30 million out of Medicare, the Justice Department announced earlier this month.
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.