If you are a doctor you might check out and what is listed about yourself on the web as it appears someone out there has the key and dollars to the “master” data base here and is probably making a few million marketing it.  It appears that even last week CMS may have bought the same flawed information. 

CMS Physician Compare Site-Same as Websites For Profit? Same MD Convicted of Medicare Fraud and Dead Chimney Doctor on the List

First of all here’s the same “dead chimney doctor” listed as alive and well on Yahoo which is “powered by Healthline” another website and you can find all the same flawed information there.  Same data, with someone making millions on selling flawed data and this is a case to reference and cross check the Social Security Death Index, and yes you read right, it is a government agency that gets that part right, a good thing since everyone else doesn’t seem to care. 


When you go direct to Heatlhline, here’s doctor Justice once more, who’s awaiting to be sentenced for his multi million dollar Medicare fraud with billing for medications patients never received and substituting generic for name brand and billing for the higher cost.  Here’s some additional information on doctor listings and websites.  We see these big press releases come out announcing these services and all they are doing is running the same flawed data and making big buck with their algorithms that work the flawed data.

Avvo Physician Rating Service Can’t Get Accurate Information Listed on Doctors - One OC Oncologist Sitting in Jail for Fraud
Prominent Orange County Oncologist Pleads Guilty to Medicare/Insurance Fraud – Over $1 Million


So other than being flawed, this is also a big deal as crooks mine data too and find loopholes to commit fraud but duh, everyone complains about fraud, and me too, but nobody does anything to at least get correct data out there both for the consumer and to NOT expose crappy outdated information which a crook can use to figure out data inconsistencies and send in fraudulent billing, aka algorithms but let’s stay in denial and pretend that doesn’t happen right?  Duh!

Dead Doctors and Inaccurate MD Listings On the Web Can Be a Real Hunting Ground of Information to Mine For Crooks Relative to Fraudulent Medical Billing
Algorithms to rate Doctors are flawed all over the web.

This is a shame that this is the best that in the world we live in today that we can’t get accurate information to the consumer, so don’t believe you read on the web.  BD



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