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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.

dateJan 24, 2011 in Health
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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 in nearly 4,000 ...

dateJul 17, 2010 in Health
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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 ...

dateDec 29, 2009 in Health
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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.

dateNov 13, 2009 in Health
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