Medicare fraud has run amok through the system, costing U.S. citizens millions of dollars in waste and corruption. It’s up to each and every one of us to be diligent in preventing abuse of our billing and benefits.
Knowing what to look for is only half the battle. You must report what you suspect so the agency can follow up on your suspicions.
This chart gives a concise summary of what you need to know about spotting Medicare fraud.
For more information about Medicare fraud and what you can do about it, visit the US agency: Stop Medicare Fraud (dot) gov
The Affordable Care Act, the health care law, takes powerful steps toward combating health care fraud, waste, and abuse. The government has recovered a record-breaking $10.7 billion in recoveries of health care fraud in the last three years.