Health Plans Using Medicare Advantage–to Their Advantage

Limiting house calls could have saved $3 billion a year from Medicare Advantage plans–a costly program fraught with improper payments and overbilling. But when investors and lobbyists got involved, proposed limitations were thrown out the window.

According to a new investigation by the Center for Public Integrity, the government paid nearly $70 billion in “improper” payments to Medicare Advantage plans from 2008 through 2013. Problems with home health visits could play a role.

Read the Center for Public Integrity Investigation
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