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Prosecuting Medical Fraud

I’ve been blogging a lot about overtreatment of patients with unnecessary tests that costs billions of dollars each year and countless numbers of lives lost. Just last week, I reported that as many as 50% of the 600,000 angioplasties performed last year were questionable or unnecessary! Well, finally it seems that the government is cracking […]

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It’s Time Medicare Clamps Down on Fraud

With access to the Medicare claims database to track Medicare expenditures, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported, yesterday, as part of their Secrets of the System series on Medicare expenditures,  that the Norton hospital in Louisville, KY performed the third-most spinal fusions on Medicare patients in the country! The story was prompted by whistle blowers from Medronix, the manufacturer for hardware used […]

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