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Former Medicare Chief Speaks at Harvard Medical and Dental Schools’ Graduation

Healthcare reformer and former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Dr. Donald Berwick is the Class Day speaker at this year’s Harvard Medical and Dental School graduation ceremony. Dr. Berwick is known for his efforts toward healthcare reform.

Dr. Berwick has been a champion for patients and an advocate for eliminating waste in healthcare. Berwick has listed fraud among the top five causes of waste in the healthcare system. As Dr. Berwick told The New York Times, many treatments do no good for patients, and doctors often know this.

In addition to fraud, the former Medicare and Medicaid chief also listed administrative complexity, patient overtreatment, burdensome rules, and failure to coordinate patient care as top causes of waste in the healthcare system.

Medicaid and Medicare fraud—both medical and dental—are a significant drain on public funds, and too often the desire to increase billing drives treatment plans more than patient welfare does.

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