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Fake medical providers slip through Medicare loophole

According to an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “For years, officials at the agency that administers Medicare have known that fraudsters sign up as health care providers using UPS Store mailboxes and other post office box like addresses as their location. But the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it lacks the technology to identify these locations because they look like legitimate street addresses, not like the easily identified post office box addresses.”

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