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Medicare, Medicaid Anti-fraud Provisions Set to Expand

Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media, September 21, 2010

The measure also gives the OIG the ability to exclude from Medicare parent companies that may be committing fraud through shell companies. At a hearing on Medicare fraud in June, the chief counsel for the OIG asked members of the Ways and Means Committee for these changes.

"This legislation gives the Office of Inspector General the authority to go after crooked executives and corporations that continue to bilk Medicare," Stark said in a statement.  Stopping these individuals "will save taxpayer money and protect Medicare beneficiaries," he said.

 


Janice Simmons is a senior editor and Washington, DC, correspondent for HealthLeaders Media Online. She can be reached at jsimmons@healthleadersmedia.com.

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