Inspector General Faults Medicare for Not Tracking ‘Extreme’ Prescribers

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | By Scott | No Comments

More than 700 doctors nationwide wrote prescriptions for elderly and disabled patients in highly questionable and potentially harmful ways, according to a critical report of Medicare’s drug programreleased today.

The review by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services flags those doctors as “very extreme” in their prescribing – and says that Medicare should do more to investigate or stop them.

Read More in the ProPublica article by Tracy Weber, Charles Ornstein and Jennifer LaFleur

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