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Rising Medicare Fraud: 450K Overcharged for Catheters

In an alarming report by the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations, over 450,000 Medicare beneficiaries, including retired nurse Linda Hennis, were erroneously billed for urinary catheters in 2023—a stark rise from the 50,000 cases in previous years. Hennis’s account was charged $12,000 for 2,000 catheters she never ordered or received, shedding light on a growing problem of healthcare fraud. This incident underscores the need for vigilance and thorough review of Medicare statements by all beneficiaries.

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