Monday, October 5, 2015

Patrice J. Lee — Waste and Abuse Plague Medicare Ambulance Rides

Via The Independent Women's Forum: 
Medicare, the whopping multi-billion dollar federal social safety net program that provides healthcare for 50 million elderly and disabled Americans, is plagued with fraud, abuse, and waste. No surprise there, unfortunately. 
What is surprising? The creativity of the latest bad actors who are abusing this system for gain. We learn from a new federal watchdog report that Medicare paid more than $50 million in potentially improper bills from ambulance companies for questionable rides. Either the ambulance rides should not have been covered by Medicare or they never occurred.
Read the full article HERE.

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