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New measures planned to fight Medicare fraud

(AP) -- Federal health officials announced new security measures Monday to combat Medicare fraud, including tougher screenings for providers and the ability to withhold payments during investigations.

Jan 24, 2011
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94 charged in Medicare scams totaling $251M

(AP) -- Elderly Russian immigrants lined up to take kickbacks from the backroom of a Brooklyn clinic. Claims flooded in from Miami for HIV treatments that never occurred. One professional patient was named ...

Jul 17, 2010
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Senior-citizen volunteers fight Medicare fraud

(AP) -- The first box that arrived at Shirley Shupp's door was filled with braces to help with her arthritis. Then came a motorized scooter, just like the one the 69-year-old already owned. She hadn't asked for any of it ...

Dec 29, 2009
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Feds ignored Medicare scam warnings for years

(AP) -- For three years, the federal agency in charge of preventing Medicare fraud repeatedly ignored internal watchdog warnings about swindlers stealing millions of dollars by scamming several programs, documents show.

Nov 13, 2009
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