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Medicare issues $1.5 million in payments... to dead people

Published in Blog on July 17, 2017 by Convention Of States Project

In the latest example of federal incompetence and waste, Medicare fails to make a distinction between "alive" and "not alive" when doling out claim payments.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services improperly paid $1.5 million in benefits to dead people from 2013 to 2015, according to an audit from the agency’s inspector general.

“Because medically necessary services cannot be provided after a Medicare beneficiary dies, payments for claims with dates of service after the individual’s death are generally considered improper payments,” the audit states.

No kidding.

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