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Medicare audits to be expanded

American Medical Association, March 25, 2010
The use of auditors who pore over physician Medicare claims to identify and recover past overpayments will be expanded under the Obama administration's latest crackdown on fraud, waste, and abuse. The president on March 10 announced a new effort to improve federal payment accountability through the use of payment recapture audits. An executive memorandum directs the White House Office of Management and Budget to develop guidance within 90 days on actions agencies across the government should take to expand the use of these reviews.