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.

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"… Obama administration has made a significant commitment to cracking down on Medicare fraud and abuse, officials don’t appear to have an aggressive strategy for cut …"

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 "Congress":

"… on of gambling onto Indian reservations. As the legislation was debated in Congress throughout the summer and fall of 1999, the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Nat …"

"… 1-1993) is a partner at Clark & Weinstock, where he is registered with Congress to lobby for the following companies: AT&T, Edison Electric Institute, …"

"… ngressional affairs.His first order of business was to pressure members of Congress to support the pending SBC-Ameritech deal. McCain wrote a letter to the Fe …"

"… ntact with McCain over the years about bad tax loopholes coming out of the Congress.Spitzer first met McCain when McCain ran for Congress in ’81 in Spitzer …"

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.