Medicaid Anti-Fraud Audits Cost Five Times Amount U.S. Found

Medicaid Anti-Fraud Audits Cost Five Times Amount U.S. Found

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One of 73 people across the country charged by federal prosecutors in a scheme to cheat Medicare out of $163 million, the largest fraud by one criminal enterprise in the program's history, U.S. authorities said. Medicare and Medicaid scams cost taxpayers more than $60 billion a year.