How to Best Handle Fraud and Abuse of the Medicare’s Prescription Drug Program
Investing money in treating people addicted to narcotics might be a better answer to tackling the abuse plaguing the Medicare Prescription Drug Program. Reducing the incentive for doctors to illegally make money by prescribing prescription opioids and abusing the system, may help to take a chunk out of Medicaid fraud. Endowing monies to reduce addiction will not only decrease the drive and temptation for doctors to exploit the system but can aid in helping a large community of people dependent on prescription opioids get their life back.
Fraud and abuse continue to dog Medicare’s popular prescription drug program, despite a bevy of initiatives launched to prevent them, according to two new reports by the inspector general of Health and Human Services.
Their release follows the arrests of 44 pharmacy owners, doctors and others, who last week were accused of bilking the program, known as Part D.