Medicare Fraud May Be Deadly


Researchers estimate that Medicare fee-for-service patients treated by clinicians who later are banned from the federal health care program because of fraud were as much as 17% more likely to die than patients treated by nonexcluded clinicians and 11% to 30% more likely to experience an emergency hospitalization within a year. They also found that fraud and abuse contributed to 6,700 premature deaths in one year. Read a story from HealthLeaders.



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