When criminals steal from you, the pain is raw, immediate and personal. But in arguably the costliest fraud in America, crooks use you merely as a tool for getting to a bigger target — your tax dollars that fund the federal government’s health care programs.
In any given year, an estimated 5 to 10 percent of the entire budget for Medicare is lost to fraudulent billing — often seeking reimbursement for services never provided. These schemes succeed by manipulating Medicare members or stealing and misusing their private information. (Read More)