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Inspector: Medicare Can't Count Its Doctors

President Lyndon B. Johnson completes the signing of the Medicare bill into law in 1965. (AP Photo)
President Lyndon B. Johnson completes the signing of the Medicare bill into law in 1965. (AP Photo)

Officials at the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) say the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has no good way to track how many physicians are opting out of Medicare, let alone why departing physicians opt out.

Stuart Wright, a deputy inspector general, writes about problems with counting Medicare providers in a memorandum on physician decisions to opt out of Medicare that was sent earlier this week to Marilyn Tavenner, the acting CMS administrator.

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