"medicare fraud"

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Beginning on Oct. 15 and running through Dec. 7, Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans has always been prime time for fraudsters to steal money and identity theft-worthy information from beneficiaries.
Diagnosis: possible Medicare fraud.
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This is a guest post by Sean Voskuhl - State Director, AARP Oklahoma
The largest Medicare fraud bust in recent history has netted more than 100 people and an estimated $450 million in false billings, the Associated Press reports. The nationwide operation has been under investigation for several months, on suspicions of defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health programs.
More than $4 billion in health care fraud money was recovered in 2011, Justice Department officials announced yesterday.
Still far apart : Despite a looming deadline and mounting pressure to "get it done," President Obama yesterday said he was not interested in any temporary "stopgap" solution to the debt ceiling problem."That is just not an acceptable approach. So we might as well do it now. Pull off the Band-Aid." Although the president wouldn't get into specifics, it was clear that Social Security reforms are still on the bargaining table. ... What happens if Congress fails to raise the debt limit by August 2? We've been here before, sort of.
AARP has endorsed the STOP Act, which aims to reduce Medicare fraud.
A recent GAO investigation turned up susceptibility within Medicare for supplier fraud.
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