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Medicare Fraud Strike Force Nabs 111 in 9 Cities



At least eight physicians, eight nurses, and several healthcare company executives were among those charged in the largest one-day sweep of its kind. Federal investigators say in total, those charged were responsible for at least $225 million in false billings.



1 comments on "Medicare Fraud Strike Force Nabs 111 in 9 Cities"
David Moskowitz MD FACP (2/19/2011 at 1:58 PM)

$225 million is peanuts compared to the $50 billion a year that Medicare itself has been defrauding the American people since 2006. Medicare could have been saving almost 10% of its budget by preventing 90% of dialysis. That amounts to $50 billion a year now. Turns out too many bureaucrats' salaries are supported by kidney failure to get rid of the disease. Details are at http://tinyurl.com/healthcrime. Incidentally, Medicare's Office of the Inspector General didn't consider this to be fraud when I contacted them about it.