GAO: Medicaid Needs Better Beneficiary, Provider Fraud Controls

Slabodkin, Greg
June 2015
Healthdatamanagement.com;6/3/2015, p1
The article reports on the data from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding the compliance of beneficiaries and providers with the Medicaid enrollment process in 2015. Findings of a GAO audit show that several beneficiaries and providers were involved in possible fraudulent or improper payments during 2011. The audit also found the failure of states to detect individuals who died or moved in other states and discovered the lack of provider-enrollment screening.


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