A ProPublica investigation earlier this month looked at how Medicare providers charged for their services in 2012 and found unusual billing patterns among a number of Florida care providers.
On average, most providers only charged for the most complex, expensive level of care during office visits about 4 percent of the time. But in Florida, nearly 100 Medicare providers with relatively high volume billed at the most expensive rate 100 percent of the time.
According to a U.S. attorney, unusual billing patterns are a red flag for fraud. And data analysis has become an important tool for Medicare fraud investigators in Florida.
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