Below is an excerpt, and a link, to an article about the astonishing amount of Medicare and Medicaid fraud perpetrated yearly in the United States.
One of the areas The Barrera Law Firm specializes in is this type of fraud, perpetrated to the tune of billions of dollars each year.
Some key points on Medicare and Medicaid Fraud:
- Medicare and Medicaid lose at least $87 billion per year to fraudulent and otherwise improper payments
- Approximately 10.5 percent of Medicare spending and 8.4 percent of Medicaid spending was improper in 2009
- Every year since 1990, the U.S. Government Accountability Office has released a list of federal programs it considers at a high risk for fraud. Medicare appeared on the very first list and has remained there for 22 straight years. Medicaid assumed its perch eight years ago.
Considering the state of the U.S. economy and the need to reduce runaway debt, Medicare and Medicaid fraud needs more than just an article or two written about it, it needs people who know of this fraud to bravely step forth and decide to do something about it.