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Report: GA Doctors, Facilities Made Medicare Claims for Dead Patients

Winder lab was among those singled out in WSB report.

Several medical businesses in north Georgia have been billing Medicare for dead patients, according to an investigative report.

WSB-TV uncovered several local doctors who are accused of the practice, based on results of a government audit. The report said Medicare paid $23 million on such claims in one year, and that 251 providers out of about 1 million nationwide were considered by the inspector general as having a high number of claims for dead patients in 2011.

The TV station’s report said eight providers are from metro Atlanta:

  • Atlanta Oxygen
  • Carmichaels, Monroe
  • Care Medical, Gainesville
  • Clinical Laboratory Services, Winder
  • Optimum Health Management, Lawrenceville
  • Professional Medical Home Healthcare, Stone Mountain
  • Two doctors at University Cancer and Blood Center, Athens

See the entire WSB report here

Octo Slash April 30, 2014 at 08:38 AM
What? You mean there's fraud in Medicare? I'm flabbergasted!

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