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Medicare changes payment plan to fight drug fraud
USA Today

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. The move, Biden said, demonstrates “the administration’s continued commitment to cutting waste and protecting taxpayers.” The Justice Department recovered $5.6 billion from fraud in 2011, and $2.9 billion was for health care fraud, Biden said.