Following Abuses, Medicare Tightens Reins on Its Drug Program

Ornstein, Charles
May 2014
Pro Publica;5/1/2014, p11
Blog Entry
The article reports on the rule imposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expel the abuses of physicians when prescribing drugs to patients in the U.S. It states that CMS requires healthy provides to Medicaid Services when ordering patients' prescriptions to close loopholes of some practitioners. Moreover, Marilyn Tavener, CMS administrator, states that the ruling will protect taxpayers and beneficiaries from abuses and fraud of physicians.


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