Mar 7, 2011

Stay Clear of Medicare Fraud Charges

Cracking down on fraud, waste, and abuse in government health care programs has taken a front seat in the U.S. government's drive to control health care costs. To wit: The Medicare Fraud Strike Force, a joint effort of the U.S. Health and Human Services and Justice departments indicted 111 people for $225 million in Medicare fraud, including seven from Texas, in February. While none are physicians, doctors are on federal auditors' radar.

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