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Doubtful HIV-Drug Claims High in South FL

A federal report  found that 24 percent of people with questionable Medicare billing for HIV drugs live in Miami, according to the South Florida Business Journal. That’s remarkable, considering only 2 percent of the nation’s Medicare beneficiaries who get HIV drugs live in the area.

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General reviewed $32 million in questionable claims, for 1,600 beneficiaries, the Business Journal reports. It found 880 beneficiaries across the U.S. with no record of an HIV diagnosis received nearly $6 million in HIV drugs from Medicare, the Business Journal reports.