Monday, January 11, 2010
Outright fraud committed on Medicare computer systems
NBC Nightly News (Monday Jan. 11) ran a story on Medicare fraud which is a different variation on what was reported before; instead of selling fake services, crooks simply create bogus claims out of nothing by manipulating security weaknesses in carrier Medicare processing systems.
I worked on the design of a Combined Medicare System in the early 1980s, a consortium of Blue plans, and the project fell apart because of political turf feuding. I wonder if turf battles today hurt Medicare system security.