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Feds clamp down on Medicare abuse
Modern Healthcare

The schemes for ripping off Medicare range from audacious to shameless.

Physicians and home health agencies in the Chicago area have submitted reimbursement claims for patients who were dead at the time a service was allegedly provided. Some claimed to be working more than 24 hours in a single day. Others go for run-of-the-mill grifting, billing for pricey power wheelchairs while giving patients less expensive scooters.