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Medicare Fraud

How to Protect Your Medicare Card from Identity Theft

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

I just turned 65 and got my Medicare card. I see that the ID number on my card is the same as my Social Security number, and on the back of the card it says I need to carry it with me at all times. What can I do to protect myself from identify theft if my purse and Medicare card get stolen?

Republicans Cry Fraud

Jim Worth | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Jim Worth

The clarion call from Republicans: Fraud! Using fear in promoting selfish and ultimately destructive policies has become the GOP methodology -- the b...

20:1 Best Returns in The House

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Adam Resnick

As I watched the political brinksmanship over the last several weeks with the government shutdown that brought the Treasury close to default, I couldn...

How Medicare Fraud And Abuse Are Undermining Americans' Health

A. Barry Rand | Posted 11.06.2013 | Fifty
A. Barry Rand

The PRIME Act is an example of a responsible step that improves care, reduces health care costs and creates real savings for taxpayers -- without cutting benefits. We urge you to support it.

Better Prices on Medical Equipment -- Good for Medicare, Good for Beneficiaries

Joe Baker | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Joe Baker

Decades of research consistently demonstrate that Medicare pays too much for medical equipment. The competitive bidding program is a triple win: lower costs for older adults and people with disabilities, the right prices for Medicare and a better deal for American taxpayers.

Is This Million-Dollar Surgery Necessary? Medicare Says Yes

Posted 05.30.2013 | Fifty

Taxpayers are forced to pay tens of millions of dollars for a potentially unnecessary cosmetic eyelid surgery covered by Medicare, according to the Ce...

Obama Officials Announce Big Busts In Medicare Fraud Crackdown

AP | KELLI KENNEDY and PETE YOST | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 100 people, including 14 doctors and nurses, were charged for their roles in separate Medicare scams that collectively billed the...

Another Florida Republican Embroiled In Medicare Fraud Case

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 05.09.2013 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Department of Justice is suing the hospice company founded by Florida's Senate president, accusing it of submitting tens ...

GOP senators call for overhaul of electronic health records program

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Fred Schulte April 16, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigati...

Nursing Homes Pursue Profit With Tragic Outcomes: Report

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business

The rise of for-profit nursing homes is proving tragic for some of the nation's most vulnerable people, resulting in a spike in waste, fraud and abuse...

Government Cashes In After Attempts To Cheat It Out Of Billions

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has recovered a record $5 billion in the past year from companies that filed false claims against the govern...

Doctors and Nurses Charged In $429 Million Fake Billing Scheme

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 10.05.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- A federal strike force has charged 91 people, including doctors and nurses, in seven cities with Medicare fraud schemes involving $429 m...

How doctors and hospitals have collected billions in questionable Medicare fees

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.17.2012 | Health News
The Center for Public Integrity

By Fred Schulte and David DonaldThe Center for Public IntegrityThousands of doctors and other medical professionals have steadily billed higher rate...

Anna Sanders

Prosecutors Accuse Man Of $30 Million Fraud, Seize Lamborghini

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Sanders | Posted 08.30.2012 | Crime

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- A New York man charged with running a health care fraud scam from his upscale Manhattan apartment was released on a $2 million bond ...

A Tale of Three CEOs: Romney, Bain, and a Crooked Executive's Overlooked Story

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

When the story of Duane Reade's Anthony Cuti is put together with the better-known story of Bain's relationship with a Medicare-defrauding lab testing company, it becomes a tale of two criminal CEOs -- and of the presidential candidate who was involved in choosing them both.

Healthcare Hall Of Shame

| Posted 10.17.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Christina Jewett One Southern California man sent recruiters to pressure elderly people into ...

Medicare Spent $36 Million On WHAT?

Posted 07.19.2012 | Fifty

U.S. fraud investigators are looking into questionable Medicare payments for penis pumps, as spending on the devices has skyrocketed 500 percent over ...

Lab Company Offered Discounts To Pass On Costs To Medicare

| Posted 06.17.2013 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Bernice Yeung Southern California’s largest clinical laboratory and radiology company serving nur...

Cancer Clinic Stole Millions By Giving Patients Diluted Chemo With Old Syringes

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 05.22.2012 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. -- An ex-office manager has pleaded guilty in what prosecutors say was a multimillion dollar health care fraud in which a cancer clinic...

Medicare Paid $5.6 Billion To Drugstores For Questionable Billings

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 07.10.2012 | Crime

WASHINGTON — It would take a mighty big pill box to hold them. A pharmacy in Kansas billed Medicare for more than 1,000 prescriptions each for ...

Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers Charged In Historic Medicare Bust

AP | KELLI KENNEDY and PETE YOST | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business

MIAMI -- Federal authorities charged 107 doctors, nurses and social workers in seven cities with Medicare fraud Wednesday in a nationwide crackdown on...

Grandmother Undercover: Busting Medicare Fraud

Posted 03.06.2012 | Fifty

Could home healthcare companies be costing you hundreds and thousands each month? According to ABC News, an estimated 10 percent of the Medicare budge...

Beth Israel Admits To 'Turbocharging' Medicare Patients

AP | Posted 03.02.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Beth Israel Medical Center has admitted that it fraudulently increased fees for services to Medicare patients in order to receive millions...

Feds Recover Record Number Of Health Care Fraud Judgments

AP | By KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

MIAMI -- Federal authorities say they recovered $4.1 billion in health care fraud judgments last year, a record high which officials on Monday credite...

Ryan Grim

Jeb Bush Lobbied For Medicare Con Man

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush personally lobbied the secretary of health and human services while his father was vice president on behalf of a hospital execu...