Medicare: Thousands of Medicare Providers Abuse the Federal Tax System
DIANE Publishing, 2009 - 39 pages
Under the Medicare program, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contractors paid over $400 billion in Medicare benefits in calendar year 2006. This report determines if Medicare providers have unpaid federal taxes and, if so: (1) determines the magnitude of such debts; (2) identifies examples of Medicare providers that have engaged in abusive or potentially criminal activities; and (3) determines whether CMS prevents delinquent taxpayers from enrolling in Medicare or levies payments to pay taxes. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.
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