TITLE

CMS takes steps to fight fraud

PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;Dec2008, Vol. 13 Issue 12, p140
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the enhanced efforts of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) against fraud. It notes that CMS consolidates its fraud detection efforts, strengthens its supervision of medical equipment suppliers and home health agencies, and launches national recovery audit contractor program. CMS acting administrator Kerry Weems said that the potential for waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare is high because they pay for medical services and items without checking every claim.
ACCESSION #
35610998

 

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