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United States cracks down on healthcare fraud

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7086.993e (Published 05 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:993
  1. Fred B Charatan
  1. Florida

    The US president, Bill Clinton, has announced a crackdown on fraud and abuse in the healthcare system. The new legislation will prevent doctors who have been expelled from the Medicare system or had their licences revoked from moving elsewhere in the United States and continuing to be paid.

    Medicare fraud costs American taxpayers billions of dollars (BMJ 1995;310:823). The General Accounting Office, an investigative …

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