Friday, July 16, 2010

Government Agents Uncover Medicare Fraud Operations in Five Cities

"a medical biller who alone was charged with submitting more than $49 million in fraudulent services"

To put that in perspective, over 4000 years of SSDI payments to the average disabled person.  Yet some people want to focus all efforts on rooting out fraud by people falsely claiming Disability benefits, believing that this is the easiest way to commit fraud.  (Clearly, they haven't had to jump through all the hoops to get approved for SSDI -- the first published case on the subject of CFS, Reddick v. Chater, it took her 10 years and multiple appeals to finally get her benefits.  This is not something where you mail in a form and a week later get your first check!)

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