A sharp Medicare beneficiary says that Medicare was billed $24,653 and paid $17,956 for services not provided. The billings included 15 office visits and $1,000 injections for HIV and AIDS patients; neither of which the beneficiary needed or received. As a matter of fact, he had never been to the West Miami medical center that billed Medicare for services. According to the newspaper article, federal investigators have said that the most expensive and widespread Medicare fraud in South Florida is infusion therapy for persons with HIV and AIDS.
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