Fraud hurts everyone, and it is embarrassing to say the least to find the huge numbers of “dead doctors” listed to defraud. As the investigation continues, will there be any “dead patients” located on the rosters as well? Some data base cross referencing will definitely come in handy to catch some of this activity before it snowballs with future claims. BD
Durable medical equipment manufacturers and providers are just as appalled as lawmakers and Medicare officials at the revelations that scam artists used identification numbers from deceased doctors to bilk millions of dollars from the Medicare system. The medical equipment providers and manufacturers represented by the American Association for Homecare stand united against fraud and abuse of the nation's Medicare system.