Fraudulent Fraud Finders

Here is some reassuring news.  Contractors paid by the government to detect fraudulent Medicare claims  used inaccurate data.   The Department of Health and Human Services cited repeated problems and systemic failures by federal health officials to supervise these contractors who were paid tens of millions of dollars.   In summary, the fraud finders were actually defrauding the public as well.  What’s next?  The government will hire some contractors to examine the contractors who were hired to examine the Medicare data?   It could keep going like an M.C. Escher painting.
Once again the common theme is “inaccurate data” and yet we move full speed ahead with quality initiatives that are unproven and quite possibly fraudulent.   These same contractors will be in charge of interpreting other data used to see which doctors are supposedly good or bad.  Still not buying it.

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  1. James Biggerstaff
    November 30, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    How true!!!
    Government “quality initiatives” are an oxymoron.

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