Abuses on the Medicare Program
The great majority of Medicare abuse is fraud. Fraud in health care, as it pertains to the Medicare program, is defined as intentional or systematic improper billing to cheat the government. According to the United States Department of Justice (2002) the most common fraudulent schemes encountered in the Medicare program (a) billing for services not rendered, (b) double billing (billing more than once for the same procedure through the use of multiple billing codes), (c) billing for medically unnecessary services, (d) up-coding (billing fo

 
 
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