It is actually claimed, “Medicare fraud costs the U.S. government approximately $80 billion a year (Stefanacci, 2010). The first problem will require the researcher to evaluate the extent of Medicare fraud in the country. Secondly, the researcher will be interested in establishing the reasons or factors that lead to Medicare fraud. Patterns of fraud cases across different population settings will also be interesting aspect of the research.
The purpose of the study is to interpret historical data relating to Medicare fraud in relation to the current situation. The researchers will also be interested in identifying patterns that relate to Medicare fraud. The research design will also analyze relevant case studies in order to establish their relationship with the current problem.
3. The criminal investigation department has ruled that Medicare fraud is a form of crime. What are the views of the people concerning the criminalization of Medicare fraud? (a) Do people consider Medicare fraud as a criminal activity? (b) Do people blame the authority for their misfortunes?
The study will be conducted through qualitative research techniques whereby the researchers will be required to compare historical data with current trends in Medicare fraud. The choice of research method was inspired by the nature of the problem and availability of resources. Although the audience or the consumers of the research are interested in explicit relationships between different research problems, not all problems can be solved through explicit relationships (Creswell, 2008). The study will involve observing the problem and finding relevant literature that correspond to the research problem.
From a perfectionist point of view, healthcare industry needs a near-perfect system of tracking Medicare fraud for there to be meaningful results. Fraud in healthcare industry affects all taxpayers (Michael,