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 "Virginia":

"… ntractor called Trailblazer audited patient office visits in early 2010 in Virginia and found mistakes in half the records it reviewed. A similar audit in Col …"

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 "United States":

"… Commission from June 1997 to October 1997, filed suit against GTECH in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging that GTECH, as …"

"… ts, they’re actually part of the interests themselves. Richard Burt, the United States’ chief negotiator for the START I treaty with the Soviet Union and a McC …"

"… an international consulting firm based in New York City. Kissinger was the United States 56th secretary of state (1973-1977), and served as assistant to the presid …"

"… problems (including Social Security reform and Medicare reform) facing the United States.” She has a master’s degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Governm …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy":

"… gious Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. The award, given by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, recognizes journalism that …"