GAO Finds Thousands of Medicare Providers Owe Federal Taxes

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations detailing its analysis of data indicating that over 27,000 Medicare healthcare providers had payroll and other federal tax debts totaling over $2 billion in 2006. Those taxes remained unpaid while the Medicare…