Medicare test project wastes $8.3 billion, GAO says

04/22/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The U.S. should shut down a wasteful and ineffective Medicare test project that is set to cost taxpayers $8.3 billion over 10 years, the Government Accountability Office said in a report. The Medicare Advantage program was intended to pay bonuses for high-quality care, but GAO investigators said most of the money is going into "average-performing plans" that fall short of quality standards established by Congress.

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