Medicare Fails To Properly Scrutinize Providers, GAO Finds
Several thousand providers appear to be using suspicious addresses for Medicare billing and a number of providers participated in the program despite facing disciplinary actions from state medical boards, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday. Looking at U.S. Postal Service records, GAO identified about 105,000 Medicare billing addresses that might have been invalid.
- "Government Report Cites Shortfalls in Medicare's Screening Process for Doctors" (Weaver, Wall Street Journal, 7/21).