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Billing abuse just another aspect of Medicare's flaws

By Ira Zunin

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 19, 2014

~~<p>Not all health providers accept Medicare insurance, the federal program for seniors. The vast majority of those who do are completely ethical and bill as accurately as possible for services rendered. They do so because they are honest. After all, these professionals have dedicated their careers to the services of others, not their exploitation.</p>
<p>As in any other industry, there is a small minority that abuses the system and engages in fraud for personal gain. Medicare recently published the amounts paid to individual physicians throughout the country. Some of the culprits were at the top.</p>
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Not all health providers accept Medicare insurance, the federal program for seniors. The vast majority of those who do are completely ethical and bill as accurately as possible for services rendered. They do so because they are honest. After all, these professionals have dedicated their careers to the services of others, not their exploitation.

As in any other industry, there is a small minority that abuses the system and engages in fraud for personal gain. Medicare recently published the amounts paid to individual physicians throughout the country. Some of the culprits were at the top. Login for more...



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