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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    Report: Suspect billings at 2,600 drugstores


    WASHINGTON (AP) It would take a mighty big pill box to hold them.

    A pharmacy in Kansas billed Medicare for more than 1,000 prescriptions each for two patients in a single year, part of a pattern of questionable billings at 2,600 drugstores nationwide uncovered by federal investigators in a report Thursday.

    The inspector general of the Health and Human Services department found that corner drugstores are vulnerable to billion-dollar fraud, partly because Medicare does not require the private insurers that deliver prescription benefits to seniors to report suspicious billing patterns.

    "While some pharmacies may be billing extremely high amounts for legitimate reasons, all warrant further scrutiny," said the report. Medicare paid $5.6 billion to drugstores whose billings are being questioned.

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  2. #2
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    Jul 2005
    Medicare fraud is BIG business. More needs to be done to stop it.

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    Lewisville. Texas
    Somebody's getting rich.

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