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Reports: Medicare paid $120M in illegal care



Published: Thu, January 24, 2013 @ 11:12 a.m.

MIAMI (AP) — Two new reports show that the taxpayer-funded Medicare program paid more than $120 million from 2009 to 2011 in violation of federal law for medical services for inmates and illegal immigrants.

Under federal law, Medicare generally doesn’t pay for services for inmates or illegal immigrants. But the reports issued today by federal health inspectors say Medicare was billed for more than $33 million in inmate care and more than $91 million for illegal immigrant care over that period.

The Department of Health and Human Services inspector general recommends that officials establish a better system to automatically flag and deny charges for both groups of patients.

Federal health officials say they plan to implement changes in April.


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1Ytownnative(1025 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

Do the illegals have to have obamacare the end of this year? Or just us law abiding people?

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2DwightK(1250 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

It's good that this was caught and changes are being made but what about reimbursement?

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3James_S(268 comments)posted 1 year, 7 months ago

But both parties are pushing for AMNESTY.
"Don't be fooled..."
They're all LIARS.

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