Criminals Target Medicare Benefits to Reap Millions

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)

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