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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:55 PM

Obama’s Attack on Medicare Fraud Reaps Record Results for Second Year in a Row


Obama’s Attack on Medicare Fraud Reaps Record Results for Second Year in a Row

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According to a report on The Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Act Team’s (HEAT) performance released Monday, for the second year in a row, Obama’s plan to attack Medicare Fraud reaped recording breaking results.

The Feds recovered $4.2 billion of taxpayers’ money last year from legal proceedings, settlements and penalties. In 2011, joint efforts to attack Medicare fraud resulted in a record of $4.1 billion dollars. That is compared to the $2.86 billion recovered in 2010 before Obama’s policies to attack Medicare Fraud existed.

In May 2012, Medicare Strike Force teams charged 107 people, including licensed health care professionals in seven cities, who were allegedly involved in schemes involving over $452 million in false billing.

In 2011, the same teams charged 115 people, including health care professionals, companies and executives for suspected participation in Medicare fraud schemes that involved over $240 million in false billing. In another case, 91 suspects were charged for their alleged involvement in a Medicare fraud scheme that involved $290 million + in false billings.

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Full article here: http://www.politicususa.com/attacking-medicare-fraud-saves-billions-year-row.html



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TroglodyteScholar Feb 2013 #1
Cha Feb 2013 #2
Thinkingabout Feb 2013 #3
Wounded Bear Feb 2013 #4
TexasBushwhacker Feb 2013 #5
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #6

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:26 PM

1. Shit, that's not exactly pocket change! n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:40 PM

2. Excellent! this is what is meant by "cuts to medicare".. not

the members benefits.

Thanks Tx

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:50 PM

3. This is a problem for Medicare and it makes me happy action is being taken.

More time should be taken to check out the medical equipment suppliers. They rent an office in a strip center and start fraudulent billing. They are very good at this scheme.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:01 AM

4. Most corporations, when faced with fraud....

tend to increase their offices-staff and budgets-dealing with it.

Republicans tend to defund government agencies' fraud budgets.

WTG President Obama.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:30 AM

5. In these days of electronic records

patients and their family members should be able to review their records and all charges online.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:38 PM

6. Kick! n/t

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