AP: Crooks Find Medicare Part D An Easy TargetThe Associated Press: Fraud Found In Medicare Drug Program
Crooks are taking advantage of lax oversight in Medicare's Part D prescription drug program to obtain highly addictive drugs including oxycodone, Ritalin, and methadone, according to results of a federal probe. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administer the federally funded health insurance program, isn't adequately confirming that prescriptions are written by physicians, according to the investigation by the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services (1/12). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.