Medicare Advantage Overcharges

Number 27409
Subject Medicare
Source Center for Public Integrity
State
Year 2015
Publication Date March 2015 - December 2015
Summary During 2015, Center for Public Integrity senior reporter Fred Schulte produced a dozen articles based mainly on previously secret government audits, including emails and other internal documents, released over the course of the year under a court order in our Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Schulte revealed that federal officials repeatedly recognized that some health plans appeared to be ripping off Medicare by exaggerating how sick their patients were, but they failed to demand refunds, discipline the health plans, or curb other wasteful spending in the politically powerful Medicare Advantage program.
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Keywords healthcare; medicare; investigative; FOIA
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