Top Ten Regions for Medicare Waste


The Council for Medicare Integrity released its list of the regions with the highest amount of Medicare waste, featuring nine states and Washington, D.C., the Financial Times reports. The Council for Medicare Integrity released its list of the regions with the highest amount of Medicare waste, featuring nine states and Washington, D.C., the Financial Times reports.

The top 10 regions for Medicare waste include:

  • Washington, D.C. — $30.90 waste per beneficiary, $2.4 million in over payments, 76,076 beneficiaries.
  • Delaware — $22.55 waste per beneficiary, $3.7 million in over payments, 163,003 beneficiaries.
  • Texas — $20.62 waste per beneficiary, $50.2 million in over payments, 2.4 million beneficiaries.
  • New Jersey — $18.09 waste per beneficiary, $22.7 million in over payments, 1.2 million beneficiaries
  • Oklahoma — $17.80 waste per beneficiary, $10 million in over payments, 557,128 beneficiaries.
  • Connecticut — $17.17 waste per beneficiary, $8 million in over payments, 465,754 beneficiaries.
  • Louisiana — $15.41 waste per beneficiary, $8.4 million in over payments, 547,162 beneficiaries.
  • Pennsylvania — $14.73 waste per beneficiary, $22.1 million in over payments, 1.5 million beneficiaries.
  • California — $14.72 waste per beneficiary, $47.8 million in over payments, 3.2 million beneficiaries.
  • Arkansas — $14.21 waste per beneficiary, $6.7 million in over payments, 469,450 beneficiaries.

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