OUTLIER PROVIDERS RAKE IN MEDICARE MONIES

You can now track providers who receive Medicare payments on the website of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Sharon Begley & M.B. Pell explore a variety of explanations for frequent high billers, spanning outright fraud to clinical justification. Estimates are that one-third of U.S. healthcare dollars are spent on fraud and unnecessary procedures. Some providers had even lost their license. Increasing scrutiny can be expected as familiarity with the database  improves. Their piece "Data trove shows U.S. doctors reap millions from Medicare" was published by Reuters on 4-9-2014. LEARN MORE 

Posted on April 10, 2014 .