Friday, January 2, 2009

Medicare News: California and Florida Medical Suppliers Cut Off

According to Bloomberg News, nearly 1,139 Californian and Floridian suppliers lost their billing privileges because of suspected or found fraudulent activity. These areas are a particularly prone to fraud as the prevalence of Medicare participants is higher due to an increased population of senior citizens.

Because of this rise in fraud, Medicare has started to initiatives to combat the fraud. Read here for more information on this angle.

So good news and bad news to get us started for 2009. Let's hope that the fraudulent claims and those behind such claims will be swiftly put away before they take more money from a program that serves our greatest population.

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