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Medicare Official Says He Reacted to Rate Leaks With ‘Extreme Anger’

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The former head of the government agency that sets Medicare reimbursement rates told a jury he reacted with "extreme concern and extreme anger" when he learned about leaks of planned changes in payments for cancer radiation treatments in 2012.

"This is a criminal offense," Jonathan Blum, the former director of the Center for Medicare said in an internal email in October 2012.