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Which US regions have the most Medicare waste?

The Council for Medicare Integrity released its list of the regions with the highest amount of Medicare waste, featuring nine states and Washington, D.C., the Financial Times reports.

The center calculated the amount of waste by taking each region's amount of overpayments and dividing it by the amount of beneficiaries.

The top regions include:

Washington, D.C. — $30.90 waste per beneficiary, $2.4 million in overpayments, 76,076 beneficiaries.
Delaware — $22.55 waste per beneficiary, $3.7 million in overpayments, 163,003 beneficiaries.
Texas — $20.62 waste per beneficiary, $50.2 million in overpayments, 2.4 million beneficiaries.
New Jersey — $18.09 waste per beneficiary, $22.7 million in overpayments, 1.2 million beneficiaries
Oklahoma — $17.80 waste per beneficiary, $10 million in overpayments, 557,128 beneficiaries.
Connecticut — $17.17 waste per beneficiary, $8 million in overpayments, 465,754 beneficiaries.
Louisiana — $15.41 waste per beneficiary, $8.4 million in overpayments, 547,162 beneficiaries.
Pennsylvania — $14.73 waste per beneficiary, $22.1 million in overpayments, 1.5 million beneficiaries.
California — $14.72 waste per beneficiary, $47.8 million in overpayments, 3.2 million beneficiaries.
Arkansas — $14.21 waste per beneficiary, $6.7 million in overpayments, 469,450 beneficiaries.

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