Wasting taxpayer dollars at a rate three times the prior year nearly.

All rights reserved.. 2009 report: False Medicare claims cost government a lot more than $47 billion The Associated Press: The government paid more than $47 billion in questionable Medicare claims including treatment showing little regards to a patient’s condition, wasting taxpayer dollars at a rate three times the prior year nearly. Excerpts of a fresh federal report, attained by The Associated Press, display a dramatic increase in improper payments in the $440 billion Medicare program that has been cited by authorities auditors as a high risk for fraud and waste materials for 20 years.You will see the complete Kaiser Daily Health Plan Report, search the archives, or join email delivery of in-depth coverage of health policy developments, discussions and debates. The Daily Health Policy Report is published for Kaisernetwork.org, a free of charge service of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Board Firm and Kaiser Family Base. All rights reserved.

Accused lab tech worked at six Mich. Hospitals Michigan health officials say a vacationing medical technician accused of causing a hepatitis C outbreak in New Hampshire worked in at least six area facilities from 2003 to 2007.