The WFOR CBS4 I-Team has another whopper in the can and this one is went national last Sunday!
WFOR CBS4 teamed up with CBS’s ’60 Minutes’ to conduct a 4 month long joint investigation into Medicare fraud taking place in South Florida.
During the course of the investigation WFOR’s iTeam ended up uncovering billions of dollars siphoned out of Medicare by way of fraudulent clinics located in the Miami area.
The iTeam found out South Florida is pretty much the testing grounds for Medicare fraud methods that end up being used elsewhere in the country. They managed to sneak py cameras into 7 clinics alleged to be billing Medicare for services they aren’t providing and recorded staff offering to pay people who have valid Medicare numbers to complete fake paperwork for treatments and equipment they don’t need.
’60 Minutes’ aired their investigation this past Sunday. This Sunday, November 1st WFOR will air a 30 minute special at 6:30pm for a more in-depth look into Medicare fraud.