Oklahoma providers collect millions on behalf of dead people; Facebook post busts California fraudster;

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> A government audit revealed Oklahoma doctors and medical suppliers collected millions of inappropriate Medicare payments on behalf of deceased beneficiaries, Fox 23 News reported. Article

> A Facebook post led to discovery of fraud by a woman who collected more than $10,000 in credit disability insurance but wrote online about the view from her desk at work, according to the California Department of Insurance. Announcement

> Cancer patients rarely demand unnecessary tests and treatments from their healthcare providers, according to results of a new study from Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center. Announcement

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> Medicare pays for more than 200 million office visits a year, but at what cost? In 2012, more than 1,800 healthcare professionals billed Medicare for the most expensive type of doctor visit at least 90 percent of the time, according to a ProPublica analysis of Medicare data. Article

> Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey have found their bundled payment programs improve quality and lower costs. Plus, bundled payments can reduce the variation in prices among providers for the same service, reported AIS Health. Article

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