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Medicare Fraud: ABC News Goes Undercover To Investigate Medicare Scams

03/06/2012 03:50 pm ET

Could home healthcare companies be costing you hundreds and thousands each month? According to ABC News, an estimated 10 percent of the Medicare budget is lost to scammers, which translates into billions of taxpayer dollars going down the drain.

In order to expose this fraudulent process in action, ABC News enlisted 82-year-old Doris Ace, a senior in good health, to go undercover in McCallen Texas, a small town know to federal investigators as a "hotbed of crooks" when it comes to targeting the healthcare system for seniors.

Watch as with the help of Ace, ABC News' chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross gives the public a glimpse of the bogus ailments and suspect Medicare billing that home healthcare companies use to cheat the system.

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