Hospice Fraud Costing Medicare Millions

Hospice Fraud Costing Medicare Millions

No one knows how big the problem of hospice fraud is — all types of improper Medicare payments are estimated at $65 billion for 2010 — but federal investigators prosecuted more than 60 cases in the last year alone, involving hundred of millions of dollars nationwide.

The system that was built to help dying patients live out their remaining days with dignity and comfort has few quality metrics to meet, no minimum requirements for how often care is provided, and low barriers to getting into the business. Critics say that can make end-of-life care seem ripe for abuse. […Read More]

Tags from the story
,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *