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US launches campaign to combat Medicare fraud

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7184.622b (Published 06 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:622
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    The US Department of Health and Human Services has joined up with the American Association of Retired Persons to campaign against Medicare fraud to train patients systematically to query their healthcare bills.

    The campaign-“Who Pays? You Pay”-was launched last month with training sessions in 31 cities for 10000 Medicare beneficiaries and volunteers from the American Association of Retired Persons. It is aimed at reducing waste, including simple billing errors …

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