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WNYC News

Medicare Taken for a Ride by Ambulance Companies in New Jersey

Thursday, June 12, 2014

ProPublica

A ProPublica analysis has found that the Garden State costs Medicare more than any other state for ambulance rides per kidney dialysis patient.

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WNYC News

NY Downtown Hospital Reaches $13M Fraud Settlement

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

New York Downtown Hospital must pay back $13.4 million in illegal charges to Medicare and Medicaid.

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WNYC News

Feds Dock Beth Israel $13M for 'Turbocharging' Medicare

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Beth Israel Hospital will pay the federal government $13 million for fraudulently inflating bills to Medicare, in a settlement that provides a rare glimpse into financial decision-making among hospital executives.

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The Takeaway

Dozens Indicted in Largest Medicare Fraud Case in History

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Department of Justice has indicted dozens of members and associates of an Armenian-American crime ring in what they are calling the single largest case of Medicare fraud in history. Federal authorities have charged them with stealing $35 million worth of Medicare reimbursement payments. William Rashbaum has been following the story for The New York Times.  He joins us with the latest.

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