GAO finds federal health websites not giving Medicare patients enough information – Health care A congressional investigation has found that federal websites meant to inform Medicare patients about healthcare costs and quality are failing in their mission. A report to be released this week by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) find that Medicare lacks clear procedures for getting useful information to consumers. ADVERTISEMENT The report, obtained by The Associated Press before its public release, finds “critical weaknesses” in five consumer-information websites run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that seek to inform how well hospitals, nursing homes, physicians and other Medicare providers are doing.


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