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OIG: Medicare Paid for Drugs Ordered by Individuals Without Prescribing Authority

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This analysis used 2009 PDE data to investigate prescription drug abuse in the Part D program. It found that Medicare inappropriately paid for drugs ordered by practitioners without proper prescribing rights. The list of non-prescribers included massage therapists, interpreters, chiropractors, and counselors and the types of prescribed drugs included controlled substances.

Read the full report here

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