Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein
To Go After Doctors, We Need a Definition for 'Abusive' Prescribing
As Medicare considers banning doctors who pose a “threat to the health or safety” of patients, it plans to consider an array of factors.
In a Major Shift, Medicare Seeks Power to Ban Harmful Prescribers
Action follows ProPublica’s investigative series detailing inappropriate and wasteful prescribing and fraud in the nation’s biggest prescription drug program.
Fraud Rx: Medicare Makes Moves to Tighten Oversight of Dirty Doctors
Action comes after ProPublica uses the government’s own data to find patterns of dangerous prescribing, waste, and potential fraud in Medicare Part D.
Why You Should Care More About the Drugs Your Doctor Prescribes
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.