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Medicare, millions can be saved by screening claims for overused services

Sarah F Jaggar

Medicare, millions can be saved by screening claims for overused services

statement of Sarah F. Jaggar, Director, Health Financing and Public Health Issues, Health, Education, and Human Services Division, before the Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee, Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives

by Sarah F Jaggar

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Published by The Office, The Office [distributor in [Washington, D.C.], [Gaithersburg, MD] (P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg 20884-6015) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Health Care Financing Administration,
  • Medicare -- Claims administration,
  • Medical care, Cost of

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesMillions can be saved by screening claims for overused services
    StatementUnited States General Accounting Office
    SeriesTestimony -- GAO/T-HEHS-96-86
    ContributionsUnited States. General Accounting Office
    The Physical Object
    Pagination16 p. :
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15013652M

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