Inspector General: Medicare Unlawfully Paid Millions to Illegal Immigrants

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) paid 481 illegal immigrants a total of $9,267,392 during 2013 and 2014 – and then, after discovering the error, made no attempt to recoup the unlawful payments. Those are the findings of the Health & Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) detailed in a just-released audit report. CMS followed federal law when it instituted policies and procedures aimed at ensuring that payments were not made for Medicare services rendered to what the agency describes as “unlawfully present beneficiaries” -- bureaucratic gobbledygook for illegal immigrant [...]

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9/30/16 5:30 PM

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