Obama, Congress Block Efforts to Combat Medicare Fraud

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Dec 15, 2014 11:11 AM

The Department of Health and Human Services reports that the error rate for Medicare payments increased to 12.7% of total fee-for-service reimbursements last year. This is up almost 50% since 2012 and represents a $46 billion annual loss for the health program. Despite this, the Obama Administration has suspended an audit program that had already recovered more than $8 billion in improper payments.