Report: Medicare paid more than $1 billion for dubious claims

09/23/2008 | Google

Medicare paid more than $1 billion in suspect claims from 2001 to 2006 for drugs, blood-glucose strips and other medical supplies that had little connection to patients' health problems, according to a report from Republicans on the Senate's Homeland Security investigations subcommittee. The report calls on CMS to devise fraud-combating procedures, such as rejecting claims with wrong or invalid diagnosis codes.

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