Inspector General’s Draft Report Says Medicare’s Claims of Reduced Improper Payments Misleading

Today, The New York Times reported that “Medicare’s top officials said in 2006 that they had reduced the number of fraudulent and improper claims paid by the agency, keeping billions of dollars out of the hands of people trying to game the system.
“But according to a confidential draft of a federal inspector general’s report, those claims of success, which earned Medicare wide praise from lawmakers, were misleading.”