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Authorities credit Obamacare for healthcare fraud busts

The Hill, June 7, 2013

Federal health officials credited ObamaCare on Thursday for enabling $14.9 billion in healthcare fraud recoveries in the last four years. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported that it has kicked 14,663 illicit providers and suppliers out of Medicare since March 2011, one year after the law was signed. The number of expulsions from Medicare has more than doubled in 35 states and quadrupled in 18 since healthcare reform became law, the agency said. Officials attributed the spike in anti-fraud efforts to new review requirements and data-analysis efforts launched under healthcare reform.