TITLE

Fraud Still Plagues Medicare Drug Program, Watchdog Finds

AUTHOR(S)
Ornstein, Charles
PUB. DATE
June 2015
SOURCE
Pro Publica;Jun2015, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Blog Entry
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the findings of two reports by the Inspector General of United States Health and Human Services. It includes the first report which describes the statistics regarding the fraud and abuse in Medicare's prescription drug program including questionable billing practices by pharmacies, increase in prescriptions for commonly used opioids and abusive prescription. It also explains the second report which includes the necessary reforms to be taken to correct the frauds.
ACCESSION #
109367809

 

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