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The second article makes more sense if you've looked at this earlier article--on the way in which anesthesia during surgery is overbilled to Medicare by overstating the length of time for which anesthesia was used (JAMA, November 9, 2018):


https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2713033


The article provoked this comment--"Is Upcoding Anesthesia Time the Tip of the Iceberg in Insurance Fraud?"--also in JAMA (November 9, 2018):


https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2713030?guestAccessKey=7c9bae6f-5cce-40b1-8701-4069148f447a&utm_source=silverchair&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=article_alert-jama&utm_term=mostread&utm_content=olf-widget_11262018



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