Medicare Fraud, Errors, and Abuse Can Cost in Dollars and Health

October 20, 2021

An article from National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)


“Medicare fraud can be a big business for criminals. Medicare loses approximately $60 billion annually due to fraud, errors, and abuse, though the exact figure is impossible to measure. Medicare is complicated. What may seem like an error to the beneficiary may simply be the result of a misunderstanding about benefits. It may also be abuse, which involves billing for services that are not covered or are not correctly coded.”

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