Medicare coughing up excessive neb payments
Once again, South Florida is in the hot seat when it comes to excessive Medicare spending. This time, it's respiratory medication.
An OIG report released last week found that while only 2% of beneficiaries live in the area, they account for 17% of Medicare spending on respiratory meds in 2007. In Miami-Dade County alone, Medicare paid almost $143 million.
The average spent per beneficiary in South Florida: $4,400 compared to $815 in the rest of the country.