TITLE

MIP on the radar: the new drive to end Medicaid fraud

AUTHOR(S)
Fusto, John
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Jun2008, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p76
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on Medicaid Integrity Program (MIP) launched by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It informs that the program is aimed to prevent Medicaid fraud and abuse and it will come into effect from end of 2008 or early 2009. It mentions that CMS is contracting Medicaid integrity contractors (MICs) to carry out the program and reviewers of MICs will develop data mining tool for billing databases. It provides the main objectives of MIP defined by the U.S. federal Deficit Reduction Act (DRA).
ACCESSION #
34000836

 

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