TITLE

and finally... You Can Help Stop Medicare Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

AUTHOR(S)
POLLACK, RON
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
PN;Apr2011, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p82
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's insights on the efforts taken by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to curtail Medicare waste, fraud, and abuse. The author states the Affordable Care Act which provides 350 million dollars to the CMS, the Department of Justice and other agencies to employ investigators for the task. It states that the investment is projected to save Medicare about five billion dollars within 10 years. It also offers tips to personally deal with Medicare fraud.
ACCESSION #
59192641

 

Related Articles

  • CMS Launches New Tool to Combat Medical Fraud. Cowles, Carey; Krengel, Wally // O&P Business News;9/15/2011, Vol. 20 Issue 11, p4 

    The article reports on the move of the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to use an innovative predictive modeling technology to fight Medicare fraud in the U.S.

  • CMS to require provider re-validation for Medicare.  // Medical Device Daily;8/30/2011, Vol. 15 Issue 165, p9 

    The article reports that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has asked providers that registered with the agency before March 25, 2011 to re-register again until March 23,2013 to prevent fraud.

  • Demonstrations to Eliminate Medicare Fraud Announced.  // O&P Business News;Mar2012, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p40 

    The article reports that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has postponed the Prior Authorization of Power Mobility Devices Demonstration to eliminate Medicare Fraud.

  • Healthcare and Government.  // Health Management Technology;Jan2009, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p6 

    The article reports that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has reduced its rate of improper Medicare fee-for-service payments from 3.9 percent in 2007 to 3.6 percent in 2008. The rate reduction saved the agency a total of $400 million. The agency defines improper payments as...

  • On the wisdom of RAC. McLaughlin, Neil // Modern Healthcare;10/20/2008, Vol. 38 Issue 42, p28 

    The article focuses on the Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program launched by the U.S. government. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) believes the initiative, which relies on third-party auditors to find improper payments, will cut down on fraud and save the Treasury...

  • Medicare fraud effort blasted as federal program tanks.  // Medical Technology & Devices Week;3/10/2008, Vol. 6 Issue 10, p3 

    The article provides information on the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) fraud effort and the reactions it has drawn from policymakers and legislators over repeated overturns of CMS claims upon appeal. According to the article, CMS issued a report on February 28, 2008 claiming...

  • More DME fraud measures announced.  // Medical Device Daily;8/30/2010, Vol. 14 Issue 168, p7 

    The article reports that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finalized its rule for supplier participation in Medicare, in relation to the efforts of the government to deal with durable medical equipment (DME) fraud in the country.

  • Prepare for Part D audits. Isnar, Rita // Managed Healthcare Executive;Mar2011, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p18 

    The article discusses the establishment of the Part D outpatient prescription drug benefit of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA). The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is responsible for the implementation of safeguards to protect the...

  • TWO CMS SYSTEMS NOT WORKING.  // Medical Economics;8/10/2011, Vol. 88 Issue 15, p21 

    The article reports that two information systems used for detecting Medicare and Medicaid fraud of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. are not working.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics