10-31-2014, 04:55 AM #1
Medicare pays for drugs for the dead
Just in time for Halloween, it's been revealed Medicare is still paying for drugs for dead people - and it's costing living taxpayers big money. Investigations from just a tiny sample of deceased patients revealed unnecessary spending of nearly $300,000.
' A report coming out Friday from the Health and Human Services Department's inspector general says the Medicare rule allows payment for prescriptions filled up to 32 days after a patient's death — at odds with the program's basic principles, not to mention common sense.'
' Investigators examined claims from 2012 for a tiny sliver of Medicare drugs — medications to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS — and then cross-referenced them with death records. They found that the program paid for drugs for 158 beneficiaries after they were already dead. The cost to taxpayers: $292,381, an average of $1,850 for each beneficiary.'
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireSto...eople-26593921We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance
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10-31-2014, 12:13 PM #2Registered User
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That's only for those who promise to vote Democrat after they die.
11-14-2014, 11:48 PM #3
Now if we can get it to pay for the living.
11-15-2014, 05:35 AM #4Registered User
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This is probably the pharmacies raking it in for those "automatically filled" prescriptions. And you know damn well they put those pills back in stock.
By wfgodot in forum Up to the MinuteReplies: 0Last Post: 09-29-2011, 02:14 PM