The day: Fraud, lower premiums, the uninsured, rising costs

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Fraud in health-care billing is the topic of Professor Terry Leap’s new book, “Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions and the High Cost of Medicine: Health Care Fraud and What to Do About It.” A conversation over at thecrimereport.org.

HHS to Reduce Premiums, Make it Easier for Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions to Get Health Insurance. New regulations. read more at HHS news service.

Interactive graphic on rising insurance company profits from the American Medical Association.

Medicare payments are based on inaccurate, unreliable data, the National Academy of Sciences said. Robert Pear writes about a new report in The New York Times.