Fanny Pack Mixup Unravels Massive Medicare Fraud Scheme

Ornstein, Charles
July 2014
Pro Publica;Jul2014, p13
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The article focuses on a medical fraud court case involving physician Carmen Ortiz-Butcher, a kidney specialist, whose Part D prescriptions soared from 282,000 dollars in 2010 to 4 million dollars in 2011. It is mentioned that after asking a staffer to mail a fanny pack to her brother, she stumbled across a sign of trouble last September.


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