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Detecting Waste And Abuse In Health Care Spending

Law360, New York (August 3, 2011, 12:51 PM EDT) -- By the end of this decade, health care spending will account for one-fifth of the United States’ economy, according to an analysis released in July 2011 by actuaries for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.[1] Although most of the health care growth will come from Medicare and Medicaid, private payors will account for nearly a third of all health care spending, according to the actuaries. Since health care spending is projected to total $4.6 trillion by 2020 (double what it is now), this means that...
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