Medicare changes payment plan to fight drug fraud

USA Today, December 14, 2011

Medicare will not pay prescription-drug bills if officials see evidence of fraud, which will let them avoid chasing down money after it has been paid out, Vice President Biden announced Tuesday. Tuesday's move means Medicare can now stop payment when fraud is first detected in the Part D prescription-drug program instead of waiting until after a claim is paid. Under the old "pay and chase" scenario.


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