GAO: Medicare, Medicaid Responsible For $100B In Improper Payments

By Amy Lotven / March 28, 2024 at 11:12 AM
Traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Part D combined will generate about $51.1 billion in improper payments in 2023 -- the largest portion of the total $236 billion that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) tracked across the federal government -- while Medicaid is a close second and expected to spend about $50 billion in improper payments, GAO says in its statutorily mandated Improper Payments Report out Tuesday (March 26). Other major programs with high improper pay rates include the Federal Unemployment...

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