As Medicare considers banning doctors who pose a “threat to the health or safety” of patients, it plans to consider an array of factors.
Action follows ProPublica’s investigative series detailing inappropriate and wasteful prescribing and fraud in the nation’s biggest prescription drug program.
Action comes after ProPublica uses the government’s own data to find patterns of dangerous prescribing, waste, and potential fraud in Medicare Part D.
Patients currently have to rely on trust that their doctors prescribe them the right drugs. Prescriber Checkup allows patients to see, for the first time, how health care providers stack up with peers.