Medicare drug benefit expected to prompt extensive fraud

06/3/2005 | Forbes

The Medicare drug benefit doesn't even fully go into effect until next January, but rules violations and fraud already are occurring and experts say it's only a preview of bigger fraud to come. Reports have come in of door-to-door salesmen selling bogus $30 cards, claiming they were the real 25% discount cards for prescription drugs offered through Medicare, and others report health entities are enrolling Medicare beneficiaries in the program without their consent.

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