TITLE

Thousands of Medicare Providers Abuse the Federal Tax System

AUTHOR(S)
Kutz, Gregory D.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
GAO Reports;6/20/2008, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the findings of the study conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) concerning the amount of unpaid taxes owned by Medicare providers in the U.S. The study indicates that over 27,000 health care providers paid under Medicare in 2006 had payroll and other agreed-to federal tax debts totaling over $2 billion. GAO recommends that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) incorporate all Medicare payments into the continous levy program.
ACCESSION #
32894505

 

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