Medicare Paid for Meds After Patients Were Dead

October 31, 2014 8:31 PM

6 0

Medicare Paid for Meds After Patients Were Dead

Call it drugs for the departed: A quirky bureaucratic rule led Medicare's prescription drug program to pay for costly medications even after the patients were dead.

A report released Friday by the Health and Human Services Department's inspector general said the Medicare rule allows payment for prescriptions filled up to 32 days after a patient's death — at odds with the program's basic principles, not to mention common sense.

Read more

To category page

Loading...