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Dead Doctors Collect Dead Presidents

July 9th, 2008 by flanews

Millions of Medicare dollars were wrongfully shelled out to some Florida doctors, the catch the doctors were dead. A Senate Committee released a report highlighting a nationwide scam in which some people were using Medicare IDs from deceased doctors to file claims. Medicare shelled out nearly a hundred million dollars to claims made with the ID cards. About 500 fraudulent claims were filed and paid in Florida to the tune of more than two million bucks. Governor Charlie Crist says its hard to believe people would steal from Medicare.

Its hard to imagine that somebody would want to steal that badly that they would literally steal not only money but health care that would be going to someone legitimately, said Crist.

Up until the investigation, one in four deceased doctors in Florida still had working Medicare ID.

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