How doctors and hospitals have collected billions in questionable Medicare fees

By Fred Schulte and David Donald

Center investigation suggests cost from upcoding and other abuses likely tops $11 billion.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Colorado":

"… nia and found mistakes in half the records it reviewed. A similar audit in Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas reported a 91% error rate for billing for …"

Party machines, lobbyists and special interests: Part one

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2000 — It is no surprise and nothing new in the land of the spin and the home of the sound bite that each and every can

Excerpts from this story referencing "New Hampshire":

"… ley, D-N.J., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who stood on a chilly stage in New Hampshire and pledged to reform campaign financing with a focus on banning so-called …"

"… Washington with his calls to clean up our political system,” McCain 2000 New Hampshire Chair Peter Spaulding said. “The fat cats may be against him, but here i …"

"… hair Peter Spaulding said. “The fat cats may be against him, but here in New Hampshire, John has the people on his side.”But while the people have supported Mc …"

"… he people on his side.”But while the people have supported McCain in the New Hampshire primary, back in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Va., the same Beltwa …"

Center's 'State Integrity Investigation' selected as a finalist for the Goldsmith prize

By The Center for Public Integrity

Center's 'State Integrity Investigation' selected as a finalist for the prestigious Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.