Not again: The largest Medicare fraud scheme ever perpetrated by a single criminal enterprise
Jon Jasperson, the president of Aspirant Education (www.dmetrain.com) emailed me this morning with a link to a story about how members of an "Armenian organized crime enterprise" bilked Medicare out of more than $160 million.
Just for kicks, I went up to Google and searched for Medicare Fraud. You should try this yourself. You'll find various versions of this story, plus a whole bunch of other stuff, including ads for products to "Stop Medicare Fraud."
A whole industry has grown up around committing and combating Medicare fraud. It's pathetic and disheartening to see our tax dollars wasted like this, especially with the country in the economic doldrums.
Why is CMS so helpless? Why is there no accountability? You'd think that after years of letting crooks pick the taxpayers' pockets there'd be some big shake up at CMS. Obviously, the bureaucrats who have been there for years are not getting the job done.
I bet they feel mighty lucky that they are not paid for performance.