nntp2http.com
Posting
Suche
Optionen
Hilfe & Kontakt

Healthcare Fraud

Von: Raymond (bluerhymer@aol.com) [Profil]
Datum: 28.05.2010 08:54
Message-ID: <8d682b5a-3bce-4621-a41f-1a87d4259c35@c13g2000vbr.googlegroups.com>
Newsgroup: alt.politics.usa alt.politics.bush alt.politics alt.crime alt.health
Healthcare Fraud
10% of all healthcare dollars come from fraud and abuse,

According to a recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
report, public healthcare spending in CY 2007 reached $1.06 trillion –
this is inclusive of Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP funding. CMS
predicts that this number will more than double by 2018 – with total
public healthcare spending expected to be at $2.23 trillion.

These government programs are rife with fraud, waste, and abuse, often
at from the hands of dishonest providers and patients who use various
schemes to cost taxpayers money.   Jim Frogue
Project Director

At a time when Congress is considering a complete overhaul of the
American healthcare system, it is imperative that these dollars are
put to appropriate use.

As it stands now, these government programs are rife with fraud,
waste, and abuse, often at from the hands of dishonest providers and
patients who use various schemes to cost taxpayers money.

Though difficult to pinpoint an exact dollar amount associated with
this waste, there is a longstanding estimate that 10% of all
healthcare dollars come from fraud and abuse, according to a 2009
Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. Applying this
percentage to the $1.06 trillion figure, fraud and abuse accounts for
upwards of $100 billion. An October 2009 Thomson Reuters report
estimated that the U.S. healthcare system wastes between $505 billion
and $850 billion every year – 22 percent, or approximately $200
billion, of which is fraudulent Medicare claims, kickbacks, and other
scams. Also in October, “60 Minutes” estimated that Medicare fraud
costs U.S. taxpayers about $60 billion a year and has become among the
most profitable crimes in America today. Clearly, it is difficult to
pin down the exact number of dollars wasted each year – a problem in
and of itself. Inclusive of waste, in addition to fraud and abuse, we
at the Center for Health Transformation believe that this number could
easily go above $120 billion per year. This wasted money is simply
inexcusable.

Healthcare fraud is in the United States – a problem that easily
reaches hundreds of billions of dollars each year
View Fraud by the Numbers

http://www.healthtransformation.net/cs/healthcarefraud

REPORT Medicare & Medicaid Fraud Now! ...
.http://medicaresmostwanted.blogspot.com/.

"Doctors do know so little and they do charge so much for it.....I am
convinced that of all quackeries, the physician's is the grotesquest &
the silliest. And they know they are shams & humbugs. They have taken
the place of those augurs who couldn't look each other in the face
without laughing. "
--- Mark Twain

Doctors and hospitals make the bank robbers and other gangsters of the
1930s look like altar boys.

[ Auf dieses Posting antworten ]

Antworten