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Audit: Doctors are overprescribing drugs to get Medicare cash

from The Hill

A Medicare program designed to offset costs at hospitals serving the poor is likely prompting doctors to over prescribe drugs to their patients, according to a new federal audit. Hospitals that participate in Medicare's 340B Drug Pricing Program are either prescribing more drugs or more expensive drugs to their patients compared to hospitals that don't qualify for the program, investigators found. more


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