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.
[ilink url="http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/06/10/14880/home-where-money-medicare-advantage-plans"]Read the Center for Public Integrity Investigation[/ilink]